According to Fulton City School District officials, good attendance is critical to school success.
The district launched the “It’s COOL 2B in School” attendance campaign during the 2011-2012 school year to raise awareness about the importance of good attendance habits.
The district recognizes that being in school, arriving on time and ready to learn are habits that are essential to being respectful, responsible and safe members of the community.
As part of this awareness campaign, more than 2,000 Fulton students and their families signed a pledge committing to good attendance habits. Good attendance will not only help students succeed in school, but will lay the foundation for habits that will support their success in college or a career, officials said.
Students who signed the attendance pledge and maintained an attendance rate of 90 percent or better during the first and second quarters were eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card.
One winner was selected from each of the district’s six schools: Brandon Clark (G. Ray Bodley High School); Victoria Crego (Fulton Junior High School); Kira Hartnett (Fairgrieve Elementary School); Lindsey Benthin (Granby Elementary School); Everett Wood (Lanigan Elementary School) and Jordyn Mason (Volney Elementary School).
Students who continue to maintain attendance rates of 90 percent or better and have signed the attendance pledge will be eligible to enter additional drawings held throughout the school year.