Welcome to YEAR two of the "Every School Day Counts" Attendance Awareness Campaign! Last year's campaign was amazing, with more than 160 schools actively participating, and 63 school leaders being recognized on the CCCOE Principal Honor Roll by promoting the importance of attending school each day!
After a very successful inaugural year, Contra Costa County Office of Education, Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, Contra Costa County Probation Department, and Contra Costa Juvenile Court are collaborating to promote year two of Every School Day Counts: Attend today, achieve for a lifetime!
This campaign is designed to assist schools in engaging their communities with the goal of reducing truancy and chronic absenteeism, and boost student attendance across the entire county. We are encouraging every school in Contra Costa County to participate and help us tackle this important issue and increase attendance at their school!
* While it is true that September is "Attendance Awareness Month," the importance of students attending school every day should be reinforced throughout the entire year. That's why each month (starting with September), CCCOE will provide every school with tools and strategies to help you communicate the importance of school attendance to your communities. Look for these e-blasts each month. Most of the information will be easy for you to use by simply copying and pasting into your regular school communications.
If your school is not currently participating in the campaign, don't worry -- START NOW! Everything you need to fully engage in the Every School Day Counts campaign can be found on our website:
The website includes information about the entire campaign including student contests, principal tool kits, links to downloadable printed materials and links to an endless supply of resources through
Engage now, and help us boost school attendance and reduce truancy countywide! You can also follow the status of the county-wide campaign on social media (#cocoschooleveryday)