Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism

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Attendance Awareness Materials

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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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Attendance Matters Rack Cards

Be Present

Show Up

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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.

“Increasing Student Attendance with a Human Approach”. Selah Assistant Principal Lee Grams shares his view of a positive approach to attendance and a culture of care.

8 Ways to Help Your Student Succeed with Attendance. Tips for parents to help their children be on time and attend.

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The Seattle Sounders, Rave Foundation, The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Office of the Governor have teamed up to record two Public Service Announcements. Check them out:

To request a download version of this PSA, please contact:

OSPI's Toolkit
Puget Sound ESD Attendance Toolkit
Count Us In! September Awareness Month Toolkit





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Seattle Seahawks

Tyler Lockett

Seattle Sounders

Cristian Roldan

Nicolas Lodeiro (Spanish)

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