Everyone knows the rule: children should miss as little school as possible.
The problem is many parents and teachers don’t really understand that attendance is about more than following rules. Research consistently shows that regular school attendance is critical to a child’s success.
Children who miss too much school in kindergarten and 1st grade often struggle to read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade, and by 6th grade chronic absence is a key predictor of dropping out.
How do you get your staff and families to take attendance more seriously—as seriously as they take high-quality instruction and an engaging, rigorous curriculum?
Join Sue Fothergill from Attendance Works for a 2-hour webinar on a simple schoolwide, tiered approach that gets everyone focused on improving attendance. Learn how to incorporate improving attendance into your existing programs that promote academic achievement, such as Response to Intervention or Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.
Sue will motivate you to take the lead on this issue. She will share lots of ideas, strategies and resources for mobilizing teachers, students and families to reduce absenteeism. With the right tools, improving attendance is one of the simpler paths to increasing student achievement!
• What chronic absence is and why it matters so much for student achievement
• How to analyze attendance data in order to identify students most affected by chronic absence
• First steps in developing schoolwide tiered interventions for improving attendance
• Key strategies for mobilizing staff and families around this issue
• Organizing an effective attendance team–the key functions the team should serve
• 5 proven strategies to reduce chronic absenteeism
• Effective messages for getting staff and family support of regular attendance