One of the challenges in January, 2017 was the traditional habit of the students, parents and guardians of being indifferent in the observance of the First Day of Classes that resumed last January 3, 2017. That practice already existed in the district since many years ago. PSDS Sam wanted to lessen the frequency level of that habit. He posted lots of advice on absenteeism in the Facebook group of all Indanan South District personnel and stakeholders. He emphasized the relevance of students' daily attendance in the prescribed school days stipulated by DepED Order School Calendar 2016-2017.