Attendance Works has developed a template with handouts, activities and local resources that can be easily adapted to help schools and local partners reduce absenteeism. These handouts include resources sheets that let parents know where to find help with health, transportation and other barriers keeping their children from attending school regularly. Two California districts, Oakland and Solano County, have adapted Attendance Works materials for local audiences. You can use all or a mix of the documents below to create your own local toolkit.

Cover Page/Introduction

Attendance Incentives

Achievement Certificate

Contacting Hard to Reach Parents

Talking Points for Adults/ParentsĀ 


Parent flyer

Parent Flyer (Spanish)


*These documents were created by Attendance Works. Find information about how to adapt these documents and about our usage and attribution policy here. Please contact Cecelia Leong, Associate Director, at if you have any questions.