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Every Moment Matters: The Power of Good Attendance
At Mustang High School, we believe that every moment of each school day matters. Consistent attendance is not just about being present; it's about fully engaging in the educational journey. When students attend school regularly, they are more likely to succeed academically, build stronger relationships, and develop the essential skills needed for future success.
 

Why Attendance Matters:

  • Academic Achievement: Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform better in their studies, stay on track with their assignments, and grasp critical concepts. Every lesson, every class, every moment counts.
  • Social Connections: Regular attendance helps students build and maintain friendships, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Every interaction shapes their school experience.
  • Future Success: Good attendance habits formed in school can lead to better job prospects and a more disciplined approach to life’s challenges. Every day of learning is a step toward a brighter future.

How Parents Can Help:

  • Set Expectations: Make it clear that attending school every day is a priority.
  • Establish Routines: Create consistent morning and evening routines to ensure students are well-rested and ready for school.
  • Stay Informed: Keep track of school events, holidays, and important dates to avoid unnecessary absences.
  • Schedule Absences: Use the MPS Attendance Calendar to schedule absences in line with days out of school to minimize the impact of appointments, vacations, etc., on attendance.  

Resources for Parents and Students:

This page offers valuable resources to support you in maintaining good attendance, including:

  • Attendance Policy: Understand the rules and expectations for student attendance.
  • Tips and Strategies: Discover practical advice for improving attendance and staying engaged.

Encouraging Our Broncos:

At Mustang High School, we’re committed to supporting our students every step of the way. Together, we can make a difference and ensure every student reaches their full potential. Remember, every moment matters.

The MPS Board of Education updated the Student Attendance Policy for 2024-25.

Contact Us

Attendance

 Seniors
Anna Robertson
(405)376-7995
 

9th - 11th Grades

Last Name (A - G)
 Veronica George
(405)376-7387  
 
Last Name (H - O)
Connie Stefanick
(405)376-7388

 

Last Name (P - Z)
Cindy Longley
(405)376-7337

MPS Attendance Policy

First page of the PDF file: MPSAttendanceInfoGraphic
Second page of the PDF file: MPSAttendanceInfoGraphic

Reminder

Please be sure to call in your child's absences to the school office as soon as possible.

Students

• Showing up every day is a skill that you are developing that will help you do well in class and with getting and keeping a job later on.

• School only gets harder when you skip a class. Sometimes it’s tempting to skip or stay home because you are tired or don’t understand what’s going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse because you aren’t learning something that will help you understand a lesson later on.

• If you think missing a day here or there won’t matter, think again. By missing just one day every two weeks, you would be on track to miss two full weeks in a semester or nearly a month of school for the year!

• Did you know that a student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is less likely to graduate from high school and or ever enroll in college?

• Chronic absence can affect your ability to earn a living. Dropouts are less likely to succeed in a career. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, $1 million more than a dropout over a lifetime.

• If you’re having trouble getting to school— and have challenges such as transportation, bullies, etc.—tell someone, such as a teacher, guidance counselor or your family, maybe we can help.

Attendance Is Key

Families

Research shows a strong correlation between student attendance and student achievement and, ultimately, graduation rates. In fact, many studies have pointed to student attendance as the best predictor of high school graduation rates.

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Attendance Information for Freshman Families