Research shows that elementary schoolers don't have to miss much school before their learning suffers. In the early grades, students are mastering reading, writing, and basic math skills; these are the skills most affected when children miss school.
But there's more!
Students learn more than academics at school. In every class, they practice an important life skill - getting along with others. Being in school consistently is the only way students can develop a strong foundation on which to build important life skills and the rest of their learning.