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Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism

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2018 Attendance Awareness Logo

September is almost here! What Will You Do For September Attendance Awareness Month?

Superintendent Call to Action

OSPI, Attendance Works, and other national partners are calling on Superintendents across the country to lead the effort to improve attendance. In 2017, Washington State had 47 districts sign up for the Call to Action. Our goal this year is 200 districts!

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Attendance Posters

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Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow
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Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow
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See for Yourself
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Buttons, Magnets, and Popsockets


Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow buttons


Attendance Magnets for Parents


Attendance Popsockets

Attendance Matters Rack Cards

Be Present

Show Up

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Materials for Communicating with Parents

OSPI Parent Attendance Template Letter
This letter was created to support schools to meet the requirement in RCW 28A.225.005

Get Schooled Attendance Calculator
See a visual display of how missing a day here and there can add up over time, and impacts a student’s chances of graduating.

Bringing Attendance Home Video (6:32 minutes) – by Attendance Works, this video features parents talking to other parents about reducing absenteeism. Filmed in schools across the country, the video offers tips for parents and schools to improve student attendance.

Attendance Communication Toolkit developed by the State of California and the Ad Council
How should we talk to parents of elementary school students about their children's absences?This toolkit, developed by California and the Ad Council, includes sample emails to teachers, strategies for school nurses, and parent handouts.

Other Communications Toolkits

Puget Sound ESD Attendance Toolkit

Count Us In! September Awareness Month Toolkit

Parent Resources

8 Ways to Help Your Student Succeed with Attendance, OSPI Article





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Robocall Message

Seattle Seahawks

Deshawn Shead

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Seattle Sounders

Cristian Roldan

Nicolas Lodeiro (Spanish)

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Alarm clock with the words: Wake Up

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