Webinar: Supporting our Most Vulnerable Students

Often students who miss 9-7 days per semester, (or 10 percent or more of days) face serious hurdles in getting to school, such as ongoing health concerns, lack of a safe path to school or bullying. These students might also be involved in foster care or the juvenile justice system and could be experiencing factors beyond their control.

Teachers and other educators aren’t expected to address these complex needs on their own. Instead, they need to know how to join with other staff, and tap into the resources and supports offered in order to make a greater impact in improving attendance for these vulnerable students.

Join Hedy Chang, executive director of Attendance Works, and a cross-section of speakers for The Secret Formula 1+2+3: Improving Attendance for Our Most Vulnerable Students, on 2 pm ET on August 8* as they discuss how to lay the foundation for a positive culture of attendance for all students by providing a warm and engaging start to the school year. Speakers will also address how educators can work across agencies to ensure additional supports for our most vulnerable students, including those who are living in public housing, involved in the foster care system, or are exposed to trauma.

Presenters include:

  • Ayeola Fortune, United Way Worldwide
  • Dr. Martha Merchant, University of California, San Francisco
  • Silvia Cordero, San Francisco Unified School District
  • Janet Meeks, Delray Beach School District
  • Minsun Meeker, National Center for Youth Law’s FosterEd CA
  • and Hedy Chang, Attendance Works

This webinar will also feature the newest resources from Attendance Works including our teacher toolkit, Teaching Attendance 2.0 with new messaging materials, and the indispensable Attendance Awareness Month resource Count Us In! toolkit.

Don’t miss out on this free webinar! Register here.

*Special Note: We are likely to exceed the webinar room capacity of 500! Please note that once you register you will receive the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and other materials whether you attend or not. You might consider organizing a separate session to watch with a group using the recording and discussion guide. Guests are welcome to log in 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the webinar.

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