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School leaders know from experience what the research on chronic absenteeism and tardiness confirms. Coming to school everyday is important for the academic and social success of children and contributes greatly to their achievement later in life. As early as the first month of school, chronic absence can be an early warning sign of academic trouble, whether a student is in kindergarten or high school. While everyone can help ensure students show up to class every day, the leadership role that you play is irreplaceable. School leaders are uniquely positioned to ensure their school adopts a comprehensive, tiered system to improving attendance that fits with their overall approach to promoting academic achievement.

 

Toolkit for School Leaders

Attendance Innovation Campaign White Paper

Includes brief overviews and information on:

  • The importance of attendance in supporting student success

  • Current attendance practices across Canada

  • Standardizing attendance tracking data in Rocky View Schools

  • Early warning system for chronic absenteeism

Click HereAttendance Information - Quick Guide

Provides teacher’s with a brief resource for:

  • The most common “flags” or risk-factors for being chronically absent

  • When to connect with students and families if attendance is problematic

  • Example attendance conversations

  • RVS standardized attendance codes 2016-2017

Click HereAttendance Innovation Campaign - Decision Flowchart

  • A decision flowchart to help support students and families who struggle with attendance
  • Includes links to creating Student Attendance Success Plans

Click HereAttendance Quick Facts

  • The most common “flags” or risk-factors for being chronically absent

  • When to connect with students and families if attendance is problematic

Click HereExample Attendance Conversations

  • Example scripts for teachers when calling to make a position connection and reaching out to discuss absenteeism and/or attendance with students and families

Click HereStandardized RVS Attendance Codes

  • RVS district standardized attendance codes 2016-2017

 

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