Boosting Attendance Awareness with Rap
Aiesha Lockett of the Office of Student Services powered up Rosa Park’s Friday morning on Sept. 22 with a rap song that raises awareness among students and families about the importance of attending school all day, every day.
Dressed as “Attendance Hero” with a cape made by students at Jefferson Elementary, Lockett toured her rap song performance at BUSD schools as part of the district’s Attendance Awareness Month events. The
, co-authored by Lockett and Student Services counselor Sophina Jones, use rap to capture the students’ imagination and attention.
Lockett said the rap performance was added this year in conjunction with the Office of Student Services’ goal of engaging with students about attendance in innovative ways that encourage student initiative. From elementary schools to high schools, students made banners, participated in games and raffles, and held attendance contests in celebration of the month.