Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism

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Preparation for 2018 September Attendance Awareness Month is under way!
Check back for more posters and translations soon!

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2017-18 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow Poster Contest Winners

Attendance Poster - High School


Winner: High School
Jade Egan, Eatonville High School

Attendance Poster - Middle School


Winner: Middle School
Kyle Wilson, Rochester Middle School

Attendance Poster - Elementary School

Winner: Elementary School
Avah Helsten, Arthur Jacobsen Elm.

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Attendance Posters

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Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow Thumbnail


Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow
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See for Yourself Poster Thumbnail

See for Yourself
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Attendance Matters Rack Cards

Be Present

Show Up

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Download Sounders Rack Card
Download Translated Rack Cards (zip)

"We Missed You Postcards" - Send to students following an absence

We Missed You - Kitty


"We Missed You" - Kitty
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We missed you, a latte.


"We missed you, a latte."
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We Missed You  so much!


"We Missed You so much!"
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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


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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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