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In Appreciation of our Corporate Sponsors


We would like to offer a special thank you! to our Attendance Awareness Campaign corporate sponsors: EveryDay Labs, French Toast and Kaiser Permanente. Our work to bring free resources to schools, districts and states across the country is not possible without the support of our donors. EveryDay Labs French Toast  Kaiser Permanente   We know […]

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Pathways to Engagement: A Toolkit for Covid-19 Recovery Through Attendance!


We are delighted to announce our new Pathways to Engagement: A Toolkit for Covid-19 Recovery Through Attendance! Covid-19 has upended school, caused a dramatic increase in chronic absence and contributed to significant losses in instructional learning opportunities. As education leaders, teachers and school staff create and pilot plans for addressing these unsettling challenges, putting in […]

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May 26 Webinar: Focus on Summer


Summer is an optimal time to pilot and tailor strategies that can be taken to scale during the school year. It is also an ideal moment to begin identifying students and families who might need extra support for a successful transition to school in the fall. Join us for webinar #2 of AAC 2021 — […]

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Rebound With Attendance!


The many challenges presented by Covid-19 has led to an alarming number of students missing out on school-based learning opportunities. As districts and schools look towards recovery, we and our campaign partners are urging everyone to Rebound with Attendance! The 2021 Attendance Awareness Campaign calls for starting in the spring to promote attendance and laying […]

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AAC 2020 Wrap-Up!


Although we launched this year’s Attendance Awareness Campaign a few months behind schedule, we still saw schools and communities celebrating attendance as the school year began. Our theme this year, Present, Engaged and Supported!, is a reminder that in this uncertain school year, growing and maintaining relationships between families, students, teachers and schools is more […]

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Using Technologies + Apps to Promote Better Attendance!


The number of messages sent between schools, teachers and families exploded when schools closed last spring. Communications sent home are often split across an array of channels – websites, Facebook messages, phone calls, emails or text messages. While these methods are great options, new technology applications designed to communicate with families can reduce the administrative […]

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Launching the 2020 Attendance Awareness Campaign!


As a result of the many challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are launching the 2020 Attendance Awareness Campaign this month! This year – more than ever before – there is a great need to invest in the transition back to school for both students and families. Every student and family experienced some level […]

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Stay Tuned for Launch of Attendance Awareness Campaign 2020!


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold in the U.S., we recognize that our communities, schools, families and students face unprecedented challenges. At Attendance Works, we are committed to doing everything we can to offer resources and materials that help respond to this rapidly changing reality. As a result we’ve postponed the launch of the […]

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By the Numbers! AAC 2019


This year the Attendance Awareness Campaign was celebrated with a flurry of activity from schools and communities across the country. Our theme this year, We Belong in School, encourages everyone to keep in mind that students are more likely to attend school when they feel emotionally and physically safe, connected and supported, and believe they […]

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MENTOR’s social media toolkit helps spread the word!


Students with positive, nurturing adult mentors are 52 percent less likely to skip a day of school and are 81 percent more likely to join in sports and extracurricular activities, according to research. Quality mentoring, especially as part of a school-wide effort, can be leveraged as a strategy to improve attendance and boost academic achievement […]

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