LCPS attendance challenge

Published 11:35 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September is Attendance Awareness Month. According to a press release, “One of the most important things to an employer is that their employees come to work and that they are there on time. School attendance is indicative of how successful a student will be as a member of the workforce.”

The release went on to say, “With that in mind, Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) will be promoting good attendance throughout the year with fun activities and contests for its students.”

The theme for the year is Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. A poster contest will be held during the month of September at all four schools with a grand prize of a tablet at each school. The tablets were donated by ABY sorority and Virginia Family Services. The LCPS Attendance Challenge will be going on throughout the year, with attendance being tracked weekly for each grade level. Prizes and incentives will be given to the winning grade level just before winter break and at the end of the school year.

As part of the LCPS Attendance Challenge the schools challenge the community to be involved with the attendance initiative. Central High School students and staff will have a contest to design a logo from which decals will be made. Businesses will be approached to display the winning logo/decal on their doors as a sign of support for the school’s attendance challenge.

Attendance contest details and a new attendance policy are available on the schools website at

The release also noted, “When students are at school every day, they are learning and developing healthy habits. Attendance matters.”