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Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Families and Students of LFHS:

Across the nation, September is considered Attendance Awareness Month in schools. Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student's academic performance. That's just two days a month and that's categorized as chronic absenteeism.

We recognize the important role that regular, consistent attendance plays in our students' lives.  The more school they miss, the more instruction is missed, which often causes the student to feel stressed or anxious about school. Families play an integral role in our students' attendance record and we need your help. Please make attending school a priority at home and let your students know how important it is to attend school. When possible, please schedule appointments outside of the school day.

In addition to promoting Attendance Awareness Month, Lake Forest High School is participating in an attendance competition against other high schools in Lake County. Our goal is to be the top high school with the best attendance percentage during the week of September 9 - 13. With your support, it is definitely within our reach. We hope that all Scouts will attend school during this week and throughout the semester.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding attendance, please let us know.


Frank Lesniak
Dean of Students

Michelene Tomek
Dean of Students