Regular school attendance is essential for students to earn the full value of his or her education. Daily attendance allows students the benefit of: teacher-led instruction, peer discussion, building each day’s learning on the previous day’s learning, participating in school activities, and growing as individuals. Absences may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of instruction. Therefore, we ask that parents make every effort to avoid unnecessary student absences.


    Students are required by state law to be in attendance for at least 90 percent of the days a class is offered in order to receive credit for the classes in which they are enrolled. If a student accumulates a sufficient number of unexcused absences, that student can be denied credit for that semester.


    At Northgate Elementary, we're always on a quest to be the best and have a 98% attendance goal for our students, with monthly incentives. We appreciate our Navigator families doing their best to help us meet this goal and ensure a stable learning environment for our little Navigators. Thank you for your support!