To Increase Regular Attendance
This welcome back letter to parents is written in both English and Spanish.
This is a color-coded communication tool that begins with universal supports in communication, moves through targeted supports and culminates in individual supports for students and families struggling with coming to school regularly.
A year-long communication plan in a Google Spreadsheet that includes opening/staying/finishing strong, planning for extended breaks, inclement weather/flu, holidays, incident-driven communication and culturally specific holidays and events.
Communicating attendance improvement through awards and incentives is common practice, but new research is showing that it can backfire. Instead, a focus on relationships and personal communication from teachers and staff is what makes a difference!