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Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism

Awareness & Communication Materials

NEW! September Attendance Awareness Month Materials

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Attendance Posters

Attendance Matters Rack Cards

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

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See for Yourself

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Communication Materials

Puget Sound ESD Attendance Toolkit
Attendance Works – Awareness Month Materials

SSHB 2449
Parent Attendance Template Letter Available in 14 languages.

Count Us In! September Awareness Month Toolkit from Attendance Works

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.

The Importance of School Attendance (video) – A great video featuring a young girl and how absences affect her success in school (from the Absences Add Up Campaign)


Robocall Message

Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse, a native Washingtonian, partnered with OSPI, DSHS, and Mentoring Works WA, to record a wake-up call for kids and a notification of absence phone call for parents. Download the recordings here:
Parent Notification Call | Student Wake Up Call

   Updated 8/21/2017

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