Perfect Attendance

Perfect Attendance

At Dubuque Senior High School, we value attendance. For your perfect attendance, the Site Council and area businesses would like to reward you with various incentives throughout the school year for perfect attendance.

Perfect Attendance Includes:

  • Not missing any classes during the semester
  • Three or fewer total tardies
  • Approved absences due to Bereavement and school activities (not college visits)

Last Years Incentives

  • 1st semester – Olive Garden salad, lasagna & breadsticks for lunch
  • 2nd semester – Coupon for Hy-Vee Pizza
  • All School Year – $25 to Senior High School Booster Club for apparel


Important messages for students to hear at all ages from parents. guardians, coaches, teachers, and peers:

  • School is your first and most important job. You are learning about more than math and reading. You are learning how to show up for school on time every day, so that when you graduate and get a job, you will know how to show up for work on time every day.
  • Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, a million dollars more than a dropout over a lifetime.
  • School only gets harder when you stay home too much. Sometimes it is tempting to stay home because you have too much work or you do not understand what is going on in class. However, missing a day only makes that worse.
  • Families should avoid extended vacations that require your children to miss school. Try to line up vacations with the school’s schedule. The same goes for doctor’s appointments.
  • Get to know the teachers and administrators. School officials can help you stay on top of academic progress and social contacts to make sure you are staying on track.
  • You can turn to the school for help. Many schools offer services for the whole family.
  • You can suffer academically if you miss 10 percent of school days or about 18 days. That can be just one day every two weeks, and that can happen before you know it.
  • It does not matter if these absences are excused or unexcused. They all represent lost time in the classroom and a lost opportunity to learn.
  • Too many absent students can affect the whole classroom, creating distractions and slowing down instruction.