ATTENDANCE IN SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOLS CONTINUES TO BE TOP PRIORITY As daily attendance continues to be a top priority in Sumter County Schools, the percentage of perfect attendance for March, 2012, maintains at 96%.
"I do appreciate the constant monitoring of our school principals and teachers concerning school attendance. Without the help of these administrative and school leaders, our attendance might not be the level we are currently sharing. The legal assistance of our courts has been a big reminder of the need to have students in school each day," said Coach Jimmy Green, Attendance Officer for Sumter County Schools.
For March, 2012, Sarah Cobb Elementary led the monthly report with 98% perfect attendance. Staley Middle and Sumter County Middle reported 97% perfect attendance. Cherokee Elementary, Sumter County Elementary, Sumter County Primary and Americus-Sumter South Campus had 96% attendance and Americus-Sumter High North Campus reported a 95% attendance for March.
From August 1, 2011 until March 30, 2012, 868 home visits by Social Workers and Attendance Officers have occurred. There have been 1,128 letters mailed from school and social workers and 1,048 inquiry telephone calls have been made. For the year, 129 Truancy Cases have been turned into DFAC and 29 cases have been delivered to Magistrate Court. State Court has heard three cases with no appeals.
Student Perfect Attendance in Sumter County Schools, for the year, has reached an all-time high. Since the beginning of the year, Sumter County Elementary has 52 perfect attendance students, Sumter Primary has 48 students, Sarah Cobb has 100 students, Staley Middle has 99 perfect attendance students, Americus Sumter County South reports 18 students, Cherokee has 63 students, Americus Sumter North reports 7 students and Sumter County Middle School leads with 155 perfect attendance students for the year, to date. "I am sure the reports for the rest of the year will remain good. I encourage parents to be sure that students are in school each day. A student cannot learn if they are not in class," offered Green.
Here, Coach Jimmy Green and Staley Middle School Principal, gather with eight of the 99 students at Staley who have maintained perfect attendance for this school year. From left, Braylan Huckaby, Coach Jimmy Green, Jalen Whithead, Amiya Miles, Jamila Miles, Dontavious Sims, Kwadajhas Angry, Shambreka Scott, Ariel West, Principal, Mrs. Victoria Harris and Adam King.