Why What and How of Attendance Work in Elementary Schools

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Why What and How of Attendance Work in Elementary Schools

  1. 1. The Why, What and How of Attendance Work in Elementary Schools
  2. 2. KSSN Elementary Schools  North Godwin Elementary School – Godwin Heights Public Schools  Elizabeth Davis, Kent DHS Case Manager  Sarah Schantz, KSSN Community School Coordinator  Sibley Elementary, Grand Rapids Public Schools  Sergio Cira-Reyes, KSSN Community School Cooordinator  Abbey VanHoeven, Kent DHS Case Manager
  3. 3. KSSN Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXXa8VUB1fM
  4. 4. Alcynne’s Story
  5. 5. Role of the DHS Worker in a Community School  Determine Eligibility  Monitor Attendance  Assist Families for Resources  Remove Barriers to Attendance  Proactive  All About Relationships
  6. 6. Jacqueline’s Story
  7. 7. Evolution of an Attendance Team  Interventions  Incentives  Expansion  All Day, Every Day
  8. 8. Attendance Incentives
  9. 9. Promoting Literacy by Promoting Attendance  Present  Parent Engagement  Policies  Partners
  10. 10. Community Partners  CSLT focuses partner efforts and resources  Partners own the need and the success  Support the attendance program –fuel for program to create a culture that values attendance  Room for growth: Think outside the box –Lexi
  11. 11. Parent Involvement and Accountability • Public recognition of parent’s role in attendance • Connecting KSSN resources to attendance  Signals for Success • Including parents in celebration- certificates, distributing incentives • Parent education - they are their child’s first teacher • Room for growth- include parents and students’ feedback
  12. 12. Questions and Answers
  13. 13. Contact Information:  Abbey VanHoeven - VanHoevenA@michigan.gov  Elizabeth Davis – DavisE6@michigan.gov  Sergio Cira-Reyes – sergiocirareyes@kentssn.org  Sarah Schantz – sarahschantz@kentssn.org

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