SUSD 2nd Grade Teachers Sharing Best Practices During District-Wide Professional Learning Communities
Essential Standards and Common Formative Assessment
The importance of Children Attending School
Good attendance helps students do well in school and eventually in the workplace.
Students are at risk academically if they are chronically absent (missing 2 days per month or 10 percent of the school year)
Prevent absences whenever possible
Students are more likely to attend school if they feel safe (emotionally + physically), connected, supported, and believe they can learn and achieve.
Relationship building is fundamental to any strategy for improving student attendance.
Chronic absence is a problem we can solve when the whole community collaborates with families and schools.
The key to success is avoiding laying blame and taking a proactive, positive, data driven, problem-solving approach.
Families, educators and community partners need to monitor how many days a student misses school.
Reducing chronic absence helps create more equitable academic outcomes, especially for children who live in poverty, experience discrimination and have disabilities.
States can lead the way and encourage districts and schools to take action to improve student attendance
Defining Chronic Absence to support Preventive Early Intervention
SUSD Family Liaison meet to discuss need for Coordinated Services
Coordinate the provision of support resources available at SUSD
Avoid duplication of services,
Maximize our efforts in addressing all of our students needs and to
Maintain clear documentation of our efforts to do so.