Keep Up the Routine of Attendance This Year!
While the 2023-24 school year has started off with less interruptions from Covid-19, we are still grappling with very high levels of chronic absenteeism and lack of family engagement. Some students are still establishing a routine of regular attendance, making it more important than ever to support this rhythm during the holiday season.
Keep in mind that some students and families remain deeply affected emotionally, academically and financially by challenges heighted by the pandemic. During this holiday season, please make time to offer empathy and support to students and families. Be sure to emphasize the lifelong value of daily attendance for well-being, learning and achievement.
Attendance Works has developed messaging and letters for school leaders hoping to encourage good attendance around the winter holidays. We recommend:
We want to express our gratitude to everyone who continues to help students stay engaged, healthy and learning!