Count Day

Dylan Owens-Hailey and John MacDonald

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All schools have one thing in common. The State of Colorado requires a day called Count Day.   In 2016, this was scheduled for October 5, 2016.

On this day it is extremely important for every student enrolled to come to school.  The number of students who are at school on that day are counted by the district.  This number is reported to the State Department of Education.

Count Day doesn’t just benefit the school; it benefits the students as well. For District 11 and other school districts in Colorado, this is important because it makes the school financially stable.  For the students, the funding from the state allows the school to do academic activities that benefits students, student learning, and retaining quality faculty.

The Bijou School had a snack in every class.  This included chips, popsicles and cereal as incentives to reward students for being present in class. Student’s names were drawn to win a pizza party which was held on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Schools in District 11 had a 96% rate of attendance on Count Day in 2016.

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