How to Use This Toolkit

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This toolkit is designed to help you plan your involvement and enlist stakeholders who can promote messaging that nurtures engagement in school and calls for working together to address barriers to attendance. You can begin planning now for activities for the first month of school.

We offer a variety of options for promoting good attendance. No school, community or organization should feel that it needs to accomplish all of them. Instead, choose which options work best for you, and build the support you need to do more in the following year.

You can:

We encourage schools, partners and communities to contribute ideas for improving engagement and attendance and to share your successes. Submit your ideas, examples or questions to (email