Kids come out ahead when schools and parents work together to keep all kids healthy and in school. Did you know that one in 10 kindergarten and 1st grade students misses at least a month of school every year. And do you realize the hours of precious class time used to repeat material to help children catch up. If we can get schools to look at chronic absence patterns the answer will be clear …. working with parents and community to keep kids healthy and in school. Click on this link to read more from Education Week Attendance Counts: 5 Myths about School Attendance by Hedy Chang.