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At Gunnison Valley Middle School, our collective mission is to assist every student in developing a strong foundation for the future. Our common goal is to prepare each individual with the fundamental tools and skills to face the challenges that lie ahead.  
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students notebooksPay Attention to Attendance:  Keep your Child on Track in Middle and high School

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a students' academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school.  Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.

Did you know?

  • Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days of the school year can drastically affect a student's academic success. 
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.

What can you do?

Make school attendance a priority

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation. 
  • Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night's sleep.students thumbs up
  • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day. 
  • DON'T let your child stay home unless truly sick.  Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be  signs of anxiety.

Help your teen stay engaged

  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe from bullies and other threats.  Make sure he/she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipling policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary.  Make sure teachers know how to contact you. 
  • Stay on top of your child's social contacts.  Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can fee isolated.m
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs. 

Communicate with the school

  • Know the school's attendance policy - incentives and penalties
  • Talk to teachers if you notice sudden changes in behavior.  These could be tied to something going on at school.
  • Check on your child's attendance to be sure absences are not piling up.
  • Ask for help from a school officials, after-school programs, other parents o community agencies if you're having trouble getting your child to school.
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Gunnison Valley Middle School

Attendance Policy

Steps to follow if your child is absent:

  1. Parent or guardian should call the school and inform the office of the absence.  GVMS phone # 528-5337
  2. If no phone contact has been made the date of the absence, the parent or guardian must send a signed, dated note or phone call excusing their child when the child returns to school. 
  3. A student will have one school day beyond his/her return to school to clear absences.
  4. If your student is absent 3 days they will need to bring a doctor's note to be excused. 


1.  Check in at the office when coming to school after the first bell has rung.  
     You will be given an admit to class.
2.  Excused tardies must have a note from a parent or the parent needs to call
     the school to excuse.

General Attendance:

     Students typically do better in school when they attend regularly and
    Keep absences to a minimum

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.  

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