Exams and performance indicators

Student attendance

Students average absence days 2015/16 breakdown

Student average absence days 2015/16 breakdown

We continue working to improve student attendance rates in all Yukon schools, given that regular attendance at school is important for the development of a student’s academic and social-emotional skills.

Since 2012, the department has been working with the Victoria Gold Student Encouragement Society on the Every Student, Every Day initiative. This initiative raises funds for school and community-based projects that improve attendance and supports the success of Yukon students. Each year, the society holds a fundraising gala to raise funds for the initiative. The department then provides additional funding up to $25,000, with the total available funds awarded to projects proposed by schools, First Nations, school councils, parents, teachers, community organizations and other groups interested in finding innovative and creative ways to improve student attendance and engagement.

Data will be collected to examine the impact of the school-based projects being funded through this initiative and to determine whether student attendance is improving as a result of these projects.

Find out more about the Every Student, Every Day initiative.

Funds awarded by Every Student, Every Day to help improve student attendance for the 2017/18 school year

School Project Amount Awarded
Christ the King
Elementary School, Whitehorse
Hardware and software to enable 360° virtual reality field trips, a high-interest, curriculum-related activity aimed at improving engagement and attendance $4,500
Elijah Smith Elementary School, Whitehorse Promote Engagement and Reward so Kids Succeed (PERKS) attendance program, involving community and parents $5,000
Elijah Smith Elementary School, Whitehorse Equipment, supplies and instruction for an early morning open school program with sports and other healthy activities $5,625
Gadzoosdaa Student Residence, Whitehorse Gadzoosdaa Weekly Attendance Incentive targeting students living and attending high school outside their home communities $900
Individual Learning Centre, Whitehorse Academic camps: Accommodation and camp to conduct intensive offsite schoolwork $3,600
Individual Learning Centre, Whitehorse Land-based camps to reconnect students with land-based activities and First Nation cultural activities $2,670
Individual Learning Centre, Whitehorse Food for Life: Purchase food for one week of spring break for students to plan, prepare and deliver a meal while earning school credits, developing work skills and learning healthy habits $2,550
J.V. Clark School and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Mayo To provide foods to expand the meal program to include morning snacks plus hot lunches for students $5,000
Jack Hulland Elementary School and School Council, Whitehorse Enhance the Character Education program by providing monthly attendance incentives and recognition for students who attend regularly, are on time and ready to learn, delivered during the monthly assemblies $1,500
Johnson Elementary School,
Watson Lake
Support for a makerspace that will enhance attendance through engaging relationships and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities $4,000
Kwanlin Dün First Nation Rewards to recognize their citizens’ exceptional attendance $1,500
Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Steps to Success: an incentive program for their citizens to recognize regular attendance $1,500
Teen Parent Centre Family oriented attendance incentive program to increase attendance rates and higher academic success at the Centre $5,000
Teen Parent Centre Family engagement through community involvement: connect staff and students and their families through a positive enjoyable outing $1,650
Teslin School and
Teslin Tlingit Council
Support for increased parent engagement to promote student attendance at school with supplies, food and sport, music and cultural events that involve parents $5,000
    Total: $49,995

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