Creating a culture that values good attendance is important and consistency is a key part of that. Communication about this important issue must be ongoing. This presentation shares both a sample family event calendar and communication calendar on pages 16-17 with suggestions for each month to help you map out your year of attendance outreach.
Check out this guide from Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) on how to start or expand a breakfast program across your school or district. The guide includes ways to create a grab and go breakfast or a more traditional program.
Attendance Works has a COVID-19 attendance guide that schools and districts may find helpful in figuring out what attendance challenges students face and how schools might help address those challenges.
Regional Education Laboratory (REL) created this easy seven step process to implement early warning indicators in a school or across a district.
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.
Check out Step 3 of Attendance Works’ comprehensive guide around attendance, including this tool for re-engaging students and families.