Improve Attendance

In September we celebrate Attendance Awareness Month because we know that students who miss 2-4 days of school in September are much more likely to be chronically absent over the course of the year than students who miss fewer than 2 days of school in September. Early intervention is key!

Did you know that in the 13-14 school-year, more than 1 in 7 students were chronically absent (missed more than 18 days of school)? Nationally, that’s over 7 million students.  We can do better.  Here are some tools and interventions to help keep students in school.

Reducing Chronic Absence: Framing the Discussion

Attendance Works Count Us In Tool Kit

AttendaNCe Counts Community Tool Kit

Elementary School Lessons
Healthy Habits – Clean Hands = Healthy Hands
Positive Behaviors – Behavior Incentives for Promoting Good Attendance
Fostering Parent Involvement to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism
Positive Behavior Reinforcements for Promoting Good Attendance – Setting Expectations (Give Me Five!)
School Climate – I am Cooperative
Middle School Lessons
Journal for Goal Setting
Parents – Our Key to Student Attendance
Incentives for Promoting Good Attendance – Choose the Class Homework Assignment
Reinforcing Positive Behaviors – Setting Expectations (Creating Attendance Posters)
High School Lessons 
Journal for Goal Setting
Parents – Our Key to Student Attendance
Incentives for Promoting Good Attendance – Bucks for Incentive Store
Reinforcing Positive Behaviors – Setting Expectations (Creating Attendance Public Service Announcements)
Service Learning Project Planning