Attendance Awareness

Attendance Awareness

At a Glance

In partnership with The Big Lift, the Peninsula Partnership Leadership Council (PPLC) third grade reading initiative, the San Mateo County Office of Education is promoting the importance of attendance! This page provides schools and districts with ready-made materials for outreach to families and includes tools that schools can use to assess their own attendance practices and guide their improvement. Resources for parents and families are also included on this page.

Preschools & Elementary Schools

The following resources are intended for preschools and elementary schools:

- Toolkit - Count Us In! Working Together To Show That Every School Day Matters

- Checklist for Attendance Awareness Month

- Bookmarks - When printing the bookmarks, make sure to select "Fit" for Page Sizing & Handling and "Print on both sides of paper - Flip on long edge."

- Parent Handouts -

Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early - Elementary (English), Elementary (Spanish), Elementary (Chinese), and Preschool (English) 

When - and When Not - to Send Your Child to School - How do you decide?

My Child's Attendance Success Plan - Elementary (English), Elementary (Spanish), and Preschool (English)

- Sample articles for a school newsletter

- Sample back-to-school letters - English and Spanish (Included on Page 11 of the "Bringing Attendance Home" Toolkit)

- Article - Early Attendance Impacts Grit (http://www.attendanceworks.org/early-attendance-impacts-grit/)

Sample Board Resolution

- Sample Social Media Posts

Fact sheet on the Attendance Matters Project

Attendance resources from Ed100.org

 

Middle & High Schools

The following resources are intended for middle and high schools:

Toolkit - Count Us In! Working Together To Show That Every School Day Matters

Checklist for Attendance Awareness Month

- Bookmarks - When printing the bookmarks, make sure to select "Fit" for Page Sizing & Handling and "Print on both sides of paper - Flip on long edge."

- Parent Handouts - Pay Attention to Attendance: Keep Your Child On Track in Middle and High School - English and Spanish

- Research from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research - 5 Key Findings for Middle Grades and 4 Key Findings for High Schools

Sample Board Resolution

Sample Social Media Posts

Fact sheet on the Attendance Matters Project

Attendance resources from Ed100.org

Families

The following resources are intended for families:

Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early - Elementary (English)Elementary (Spanish)Elementary (Chinese), and Preschool (English) 

When - and When Not - to Send Your Child to School - How do you decide?

My Child's Attendance Success Plan Elementary (English)Elementary (Spanish), and Preschool (English)

Pay Attention to Attendance: Keep Your Child On Track in Middle and High School - English and Spanish

Fact sheet on the Attendance Matters Project