Why does attendance matter?
  • Students with good attendance are far more likely to be successful in school.
  • High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement, and this is true for elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • Missing school causes children to fall behind academically.
What is good attendance?
Getting to school on time, every day, is important. Consistent attendance will help children do well in school, college, and work.

Family participation is key to good attendance for students. Some tips for good attendance include:
  • Establishing and keeping a schedule; students thrive on routine
  • Going to bed early and waking up earlier
  • Preparing for the morning the night before by laying out outfits, packing backpacks, and pre-packing lunches
  • If work schedules conflict, investigate other means of transportation, such as carpooling with other families
If your family consistently struggles with school attendance, professionals suggest tracking the average time you’re late by and adding that time accordingly to your schedule. For example: if you are consistently 15 to 30 minutes late in the morning, set your alarm 15 to 30 minutes earlier. Doing this creates a cushion of extra time for unexpected delays.  



About Us

Welcome Blaker-Kinser students and families,


Teachers, staff, and administration at Blaker Kinser are excited to begin a new year full of learning and enrichment for our students.


BK staff are especially excited to return to normalcy with students back on campus and learning in-person! I know we all look forward to a more normal year!


The Blaker-Kinser Junior High staff are committed to your child’s educational success and look forward to preparing them to tackle the challenges that face them both in and out of the classroom. We offer a variety of rigorous core academic classes and elective courses for our students to choose from. We also offer a dedicated academic intervention period in order to meet the needs of any student requiring additional learning support. BK staff understands that Junior High is a time when our students are faced with new challenges and social situations. As a result, we have a team of dedicated professionals and staff on hand to support students with any social or emotional issues they may face. Blaker-Kinser staff believe that teaching expected behaviors while providing our students with positive and proactive support is the key to a productive and healthy learning environment. 


On behalf of the Blaker-Kinser Junior High staff, we look forward to interacting with and educating your children while getting to know each and every one of you!  Please do not hesitate to contact me or my team with any needs or questions that you may have at (209) 556-1810.

Go Sharks!

Matthew Hutsell

Blaker-Kinser Junior High School