Principals can create a culture of attendance in their school and marshal the data to intervene with students who are missing too much school.

Principals should consult Leading Attendance: A Toolkit for Principals to find the templates, tools and messaging you need to improve attendance in your school. 

Reducing chronic absence fits nicely into the three-tiered reform systems used in many school districts and states.

Throughout the month of September, schools, organizations and communities throughout the country use Attendance Awareness Month to launch the school year off with a strong start and build awareness of the importance of attendance. Join the schools and communities hosting events, launching contests or spreading the word.

Find out how to create an Attendance Awareness Month activity. Get what you need from the Count Us In! Toolkit