School Attendance

Daily school attendance is important for all students. Students who attend school regularly are more engaged in learning, have a greater sense of belonging to the community and are more likely to obtain a high school diploma. Perfect attendance should be a goal because even missing school 2 days a month a student misses the equivalent of one month of school a year. For more information: Attendance Facts

Manitoba Education is working in partnership with parents and schools to support and improve regular daily attendance for all students.

The Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) is an organization of school based parent groups throughout Manitoba. Most of those members are Parent Advisory Councils (PACs).

Manitoba Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen proclaimed March 2020 as Perfect Attendance Month.

Perfect Attendance Month

Proclamation (Adobe Icon 74 KB)

Letter to Superintendents (Adobe Icon 86 KB)

Perfect Attendance Month Ideas and Activities (Adobe Icon 244 KB)


“Everybody in School Every Day”

The Manitoba Association of Parent Councils 15 and 30 second videos are available in the following languages:






Regular daily attendance at school by all students is essential to support student achievement and graduation. Manitoba Education published the School Attendance Report in June 2009. The research outlined recommendations to address issues related to student attendance. An intergovernmental committee reviewed the recommendations and developed the Attendance Report Framework for Action (Adobe Icon 52 KB).