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How schools are helping increase attendance

  • School staffs make contact daily with the families of students who are absent and send letters home to families where attendance is becoming excessive.
  • Attendance officers visit the homes of students with excessive, unexcused absences. 

  • Middle and high schools offer students the chance to make up time they have missed from school by attending Saturday School, after-school activities and summer school.
  • Many schools enter into "contracts" with students, where students make a pledge to have good attendance. 

  • Many elementary schools offer "incentives" such as pizza parties or raffles to students who have perfect attendance.
  • Schools connect families with resources that may help address the obstacles that are interfering with their student's attendance.

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