PTSC Update: Indiana Department of Education Attendance Measures

Indiana Department of Education Attendance Measures

The Indiana Department of Education tracks school attendance based on the percentage of PK-12 students with at least a 94% attendance rate. That means the goal is for students to be in school at least 94% of the time. In a school year that is 180 days in length, that equates to missing no more than 10 school days in the entire school year.

So how are our schools doing so far this year? According to the Indiana Department of Education, these are the percentages of PK-12 students with at least a 94% attendance rate:

 PTSC PercentageIndiana Percentage

What does that mean? Well, first, we should probably look at some historic data. Here’s how our buildings have been performing on this same metric for entire school years, according to the Indiana Department of Education:

 Current %2021202020192018

Why does Indiana track attendance? Attendance matters for learning. If a student is in class receiving instruction, it positively impacts student achievement.

What does this mean for you? Take a look at your kids, and the days they have missed this year. Sometimes kids are sick and need to stay home. The goal is to have students at school learning when they are healthy and able to be at school learning.

Important Dates:

Here are some dates to keep on your calendar!

November 15: Porter County Education Services Town Hall Meeting at 6 pm, Valparaiso High School Cafeteria

November 18 (7 pm), 19 (2 pm and 6 pm), and 20 (3pm) Come see The Outsiders at BGHS. Get tickets at https://bghsdramadept.ludus.com/index.php?show_id=19937

November 23-25: No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 10: Pancake Breakfast 8 am – 12 pm at Porter Lakes

December 20: End of Second Quarter and First Semester

December 21-January 3: No School, Winter Break

January 4: First day back after break!

January 16: No School, MLK Day (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

January 20: Porter County Sensory Night (more information to come!)

February 17: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

February 20: No School, President’s Day

March 10: End of Third Quarter

March 27-31: No School, Spring Break

April 7: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

April 10: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

May 2: eLearning All Buildings

May 24: End of Fourth Quarter, Last Day of School Students

May 26: BGHS Graduation

June 2: Alternative BGHS Graduation

PTSC Standouts:

Lauren Jeffries, Savannah Lipkovitch, Corey Sumler-Hyatte, and Mollee Mullert were chosen by their Vocational teachers as the Outstanding Student for the first grading period! Great job! 

Boone Grove Middle School Students Lizzie Estrada, Uriah Grover, Aidan Bracas, Wyatt Kreiger (not pictured), and Boone Grove High School Student Trent Crabtree volunteered for the Special Olympics bowling tournament at Stardust in Merrillville. They were responsible for assisting bowlers with making sure scores were correct, and bowlers took their turn at the correct time and handed out medals. Thanks to all who served and Bill Knight- Boone Grove Bowling head coach.

Have a PTSC Standout to share? Send it to stacey.schmidt@ptsc.k12.in.us.

Things to Know/Do:

To join the Wolf Pack, follow the links below:

View Postings: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?

Apply: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/default.aspx

Substitute Teaching Information: https://www.ptsc.k12.in.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Guidelines-for-Subs-2022-23.pdf

Substitute Teaching Application: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute

First Student Bus Driver: Call Debbie Crouch at 219-464-3988 or visit https://firststudentinc.com/careers/

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Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start. If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.