We want each of our students to be an attendance H.E.R.O. – Here. Everyday. Ready. On-time! Studies show that a student’s attendance in school is a prominent indicator of post high school success. There is a direct correlation between students who attend school regularly and higher academic achievement while in school. When chronic absenteeism begins at a young age, it can lead to poor academic performance in the following years. With the help of our families and community, we can all be a part of the solution to increase school attendance.
A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn with their peers. Attending school every day has the added benefit of creating valuable peer relationships as well as positive relationships with adults. Students who regularly attend school develop necessary behavior, social, and emotional skills in conjunction with their academic learning.
Our goal at ASD is that 100% of students and staff feel safe in their school. To achieve this, it takes a focused partnership between ASD, parents, guardians, and our community.
For our part as educators, administrators, and staff at ASD, we pledge to take the lead.
- We pledge to continue refining and improving security procedures districtwide.
- We pledge to regularly conduct emergency action drills such as lock down, stay put, active intruder (A.L.I.C.E), and evacuation.
- We pledge to proactively identify at-risk behaviors among our students and intervene with the appropriate procedures and resources.
- We pledge to empower students of all ages to come forward if they see any unsafe or threatening actions or behaviors.
- We pledge to continue talking with our students about the importance of making responsible choices, while illustrating how making the wrong choices can lead to serious and life-changing consequences.
We ask parents to talk with their children about safety and security within their school and to reiterate the importance of making responsible, deliberate decisions at school, at home, and in the community. Maintaining a safe and effective place to learn for each of our students must be a combined effort by everyone involved: educators, parents, and students.