Education Next published this article with examples of messages one district used for post cards, with remarkable results.
Here’s a quick video from Skyward that can help an attendance aid generate letters to families, though the best results come from more personalized efforts.
FutureEd’s home-visit guide will help schools set up a practice across grades.
The Success Mentor Implementation Guide provides tips on how to implement a Success Mentor model at your school. It was created by the Department of Education for districts, schools, team captains and school partners.
In addition, their guide to using the Attendance Playbook, is a companion to the updated playbook and helps educators focus supports to groups of students who need additional help to overcome barriers to attendance and participation. It offers general ideas and tools, as well as charts and checklists, to determine what interventions to try with students …
For districts or schools thinking about how to use COVID-19 funding to improve attendance, FutureEd provides this guidance around using federal funds to invest in attendance.
This template from Attendance Works to name the tiered attendance supports you use in your system. By naming those supports, you can reflect on where your systems are strong and where you might want to strengthen a tier.
Check out Step 3 of Attendance Works’ comprehensive guide around attendance, including this tool for re-engaging students and families.
While most students will need general supports to encourage strong attendance, some students will need focused, small group interventions, and a few will need intensive, one-on-one interventions. Attendance Works outlines those three tiers and gives examples of interventions.