As partners in Attendance Awareness Month, you can help spread the word about upcoming events and publications in your newsletters and on social media. We’ve also put together ideas for each week in August and September. We’ll send you updated materials for September events as we develop them. To save the meme images, right-click and select “Save as Picture.”
Also feel free to tap the social media resources and memes on the Attendance Awareness Month website
Promote the Superintendents Call to Action
Share this blurb with your networks:
Superintendents across the country are invited to join a Call to Action on attendance sponsored by Attendance Awareness Month partners. By signing on, superintendents commit to bringing attention to the vital connection between attendance and achievement and taking a data-driven approach to reducing chronic absence. The names of all participants will appear on ad in Education Week this fall. Learn more here.
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Is your superintendent part of the Attendance Awareness Month Call to Action? By signing on, superintendents commit to bringing attention to the vital connection between attendance and achievement and taking a data-driven approach to reducing chronic absence #schooleveryday http://bit.ly/1fWeBXS
Superintendents are pledging to prioritize attendance, mobilize community & drive w/data. Join now: #schooleveryday http://bit.ly/1fWeBXS
The #schooleveryday call to action asks superintendents to prioritize attendance & drive w/data. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1fWeBXS
Remind schools & communities about the Attendance Awareness Map
Attendance Awareness Month is going strong. If you’re planning events or activities, don’t forget to share them on the Attendance Action Map.
Have you posted your activities on the Attendance Action Map yet? What are you waiting for? http://bit.ly/1C1CFo0 #schooleveryday
Promote the Mapping the Attendance Gap brief
A new report from Attendance Works and the Healthy Schools Campaign shows how disparities in school attendance rates starting as early as preschool and kindergarten are contributing to achievement gaps and high school dropout rates across the country. Mapping the Early Attendance Gap: Charting a Course for Student Success also highlights connection between health and attendance and the power of states to tackle absenteeism by tapping key champions, leveraging data, and learning from places that have improved attendance despite challenging conditions. Join a webinar on Sept 9 at 2 p.m. ET. Register here
Absenteeism hits hardest among some of our most vulnerable populations A new report maps the attendance gaps. http://bit.ly/1eHw4Ul
Health problems – from asthma to trauma – contribute to millions of school absences every year, eroding student achievement. We can improve attendance when we improve student health. http://bit.ly/1eHw4Ul
Attendance gaps turn into achievement gaps. Let’s get more kids to #schooleveryday
http://bit.ly/1eHw4Ul @attendanceworks @healthyschools
Poor health leads to poor attendance leads to poor achievement. http://bit.ly/1eHw4Ul #schooleveryday @healthyschools @attendanceworks
Week of Sept. 7:
Promote the Mapping the Attendance Gap Webinar 9/9 at 2 ET
9/9 webinar: How to stop attendance gaps from being achievement gaps @AttendanceWorks @healthyschools #schooleveryday http://bit.ly/1gC6xcY
Week of Sept. 14:
Promote Mentoring and the 9/16 MENTOR Twitter Chat 3 p.m.
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Did you know that students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school? Recognizing this, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is declaring the week of Sept. 14 as Mentoring Effect & Attendance Week! That includes a Twitter chat on Sept 16.
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Mentoring is a great way to promote education and has been proven to increase attendance in mentees. Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 55% more likely to aspire to enroll in college. By having a positive impact on just one student’s attendance, mentors have a positive effect on learning in the classroom for all students. Learn more about mentoring and academic achievement here: http://www.mentoring.org/get_involved/campaigns_events/attendance_awareness_month/
Mentoring is proven to help promote education and reduce student absences in communities all over the country. When kids are in school and learning our communities grow stronger. Learn more about what you can do to help the youth in your life feel positive about school. http://www.mentoring.org/get_involved/campaigns_events/attendance_awareness_month/
#Mentors can help promote attendance by being #SomeoneWhoMatters. bit.ly/1sjq34Y @attendanceworks #SchoolEveryDay #MentoringEffect
#Mentors can help students foster positive attitudes toward school bit.ly/1sjq34Y @attendanceworks #SchoolEveryDay #MentoringEffect
#Mentored at-risk youth are 81% more likely to join in activities. bit.ly/1EsIGsj @attendanceworks #SchoolEveryDay #MentoringEffect
#Mentoring can help keep kids in school & lower the dropout rate. bit.ly/1sjq34Y @attendanceworks #SchoolEveryDay #MentoringEffect
#Mentored at-risk youth are 55% more likely to be college enrolled bit.ly/1EsIGsj @attendanceworks #SchoolEveryDay #MentoringEffect
Students with #mentors are 37% less likely to skip class. bit.ly/1EsIGsj @attendanceworks #SchoolEveryDay #MentoringEffect
Find more material in the MENTOR toolkit.
Week of Sept. 21:
Promote the Twitter Chat w/Student Voice on Sept. 21 and the Twitter Chat w/Healthy Schools Campaign and Data Quality Campaign on Sept. 24.
Week of Sept. 28:
Promote the Education Week ad featuring superintendents involved in the Call to Action.