Augusta Public Schools
Atttention Parents and Guardians:
The Augusta School Department is addressing the concerns of the school community regarding the threat imposed by the Momo Challenge. Please find this information and guidelines for parents informative as we work to keep all of our children safe as they learn to become members of our technological society.
The following links will take you to surveys which you may fill out regarding our pending policies. To view these policies you may click on the attachment. After you read the policy, we invite you to participate in the survey.
JLIE: Student Automobile Use and Parking
JCA: Assignment of Students to Schools and Classes
The federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires school departments to report chronic-absenteeism rates. This happens when students in grades K-12 are absent for 10% or more of the days enrolled, excused and unexcused.
Chronic-absenteeism impacts students’ educational progress often times limiting school success. The Augusta School Department tackles attendance problems on a daily basis using an array of strategies- some as simple as calling parents and others as complex as offering support services and initiating the truancy process.
During the 2017-2018 school year, the school department’s data indicated that over 18% of our students were considered chronically absent from school. These students were missing more than 17 days of school during one school year.
It is important to create a culture of school attendance and therefore we ask our school community, parents, students and stakeholders to support this effort. When kids aren’t in school, they can’t benefit from the instruction that’s being offered and learning gaps are reinforced. They have a right to be educated, let’s get it done together and build a stronger, smarter community.