I know that we all hate going to school and sitting in class and doing work, but we have to or we will suffer. I know that many people think as long as they do the work they don’t have to show up, but that isn’t true. Being absent can really affect not just your grades but your ability to keep up in school.

I read an article at “absencesaddup.org” ¬†that stated “Students who attend school regularly feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.” I know that is a lot to take in but just so you get an idea of how important being attentive and showing up to class really is, we all deserve to have good lives and do great things and to get there we really need to pay attention to the small things first like showing up to class on time.

I think it is also important because a lot of our teachers count our attendance as participation points and if you aren’t ever in class , you won’t have any points, therefore your grade could possibly drop. I guess what I’ve been trying to say is that school is important and i know a lot of people might disagree with this article but even just showing up to class can make a huge difference and possibly lead you to a great life, also education is free so let’s take advantage of it while we can.