• Attendance icon Strong attendance has a proven impact on school success. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing subjects and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. The school social work team partners with each school to promote good attendance and assists families in addressing challenges to getting their children to school.

    Should truancy become a concern, the school social worker will ensure compliance with VA Compulsory School Attendance Statutes including attendance meetings with parents, filing civil  petitions, criminal complaints, and/or violations of court orders.


  • Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely to skip a day of school.