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Absences Add Up

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.

For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, which is when kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.

As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. By figuring out the reasons for your child’s absences—whether they’re physical or emotional—and taking advantage of support services—such as free tutoring, student mentoring and afterschool activities—you can help set your child on the path to success. For more information on Free tutoring, Student mentoring and afterschool activities, please contact your student's school.

This information is provided through the U.S. Department of Education, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Ad Council.  For more information, please go to Absences Add Up.

Attention Senior Parents/Guardians!

If you have a high school senior, get ready to sign up for the October 22, 2016 administration of the ACT. The General Assembly, as part of the Tennessee Student Assessment Transparency Act of 2016, voted to allow each student who took a post-secondary readiness assessment - like the ACT - as a junior to be provided the opportunity to retake it as a senior.  

National data indicates that retaking the ACT typically leads to composite score improvement of 1-2 points. In Tennessee, our state data indicates that students who retake the ACT typically increase 1-3 points.  Based on the typical growth of those in Tennessee who took the ACT a second time, it is anticipated that thousands of students across Tennessee could avoid post-secondary remediation and meet the ACT requirement for the HOPE scholarship by participating in this retake opportunity.  

High Schools across the state should receive the information necessary to begin registering students by Monday, August 22, 2016.  

Recent Announcements

  • State Assessment Updates for 2016-17 The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has recently updated information regarding state assessments for the 2016-17 school year.  Information from TDOE can be accessed here.  Included in the updates ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2016, 9:47 AM by Web Master
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Tipton County School News

  • Substitute Teacher Update Tipton County Schools has partnered with Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) for our substitute teacher/paraprofessional needs beginning September 12, 2016.  KES will handle all the aspects of our substitute employee ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 5:53 AM by Web Master
  • Munford Middle 6th Grade Science Students Munford Middle School 6th grade science students taught by Ms. Denise Butigan were busy the last two weeks of class.  Ms. Butigan challenged them to design and construct a roller ...
    Posted May 27, 2016, 1:10 PM by Web Master
  • CHS Student Honored as Academic All-Star Hannah Turner, a senior at Covington High School, was one of 11 high school students from the Greater Memphis area recognized for their achievements as an Academic All-Star.  The ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 1:45 PM by Web Master
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Staff Development

  • 2016-17 County-wide PLCs Heather Crowson will be facilitating grades 3-5 Literacy Professional Learning Community Meetings for the 2016-17 school year.  All are welcome.  The meetings will rotate school sites - please check ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 1:22 PM by Web Master
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