Closing the Gap Action Plan: Attendance
The Attendance All Star group that targeted students with 18 or more excused or unexcused absences was a success this year, improving 57% of participants' attendance. The group offered support to 2-5 students who needed an ongoing intervention that helped teach personal responsibility and the importance of coming to school.. Students enjoyed the monthly meetings to celebrate successes and learn about various actions they could take to improve attendance. At the elementary level, parent communication is equally as important. Students who did not meet their goal faced challenges such as illness and/or transportation difficulties. The attendance committee met monthly to review attendance data and reach out to parents as attendance data showed the need. The principal, assistant principal, school social worker, school psychologist, school data manager and school counselor made up the attendance team who reviewed all student attendance data on a regular basis.