Promoting positive attendance habits in early learning, engaging with families, and using new tools to track absences can help promote student success. Use these five resources to support students and families!
1. Teaching Attendance Toolkit
Teaching Attendance 2.0 is filled with free, ready-to-use resources for everyone who understands that helping students get to school every day enhances the ability of teachers to teach more effectively.
2. Highlight Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class
Text alerts that notify parents of their kids missing assignments or when they miss class show a 17% increase in attendance and a 39% reduction in course failures.
Read the whole article from Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner, NPR: Parent Alert.
3. My Family’s Help Bank
Use the My Family’s Help Bank Worksheet to help families think through their support network.
4. Get Schooled Attendance Calendar
Use this as an educational tool with students or parents to demonstrate the impact of absences on test scores and chances of graduating.