Incorporate information about attendance into daily interactions with families


Help parents/caregivers make the connection between attendance and opportunities for social, emotional and academic growth as well as access to resources that can offer basic needs through conversations, letters or emails and by building a welcoming school environment.

Community partners, including PTAs or other parent-led organizations, can develop programs to educate and help families with barriers to attending school. Business owners can talk to employees about the value of school attendance. Local agencies, nonprofits and volunteers can help get the word out even before school starts.

*Some of these links will take you to the Attendance Works website. To return click on Attendance Awareness Campaign at the top of the AW website.

Talking With Families

Letters and Calls

Family Handouts

Promotional Materials


Bringing Attendance Home