Contra Costa County Office of Education is excited to embark on another year of helping you to raise awareness regarding the importance of daily school attendance. Today, we invite you to actively participate in the 2015-16 Attendance Awareness Campaign.
We are pleased to create easy access to free webinars and research, and to provide you with a variety of tools and resources to become more informed regarding the link between attendance and achievement. These will help you to effectively engage teachers, parents, students, and other key stakeholders in helping to ensure your students attend school every day.
Free Webinars Coming Very Soon - Register NOW!
Register now for these free Contra Costa, California, or national webinars targeted for elementary or secondary school principals.
Leading Attendance in Contra Costa Webinar-- How Principals Can Close the Achievement Gap by Reducing Chronic Absence
Once again, the CCCOE is poised to recognize the incredibly important work that Principals are doing to raise awareness and address the issue of chronic absenteeism at their sites. Use this checklist to be reminded of the essentials strategies that need to be accomplished at the beginning of the school year, as well as to learn about other strategies that can be used to improve attendance. In October you will have an opportunity to tell us what you have effectively implemented at your school site and be recognized on the 2015-16 Principal Honor Roll. View the checklist here: http://tinyurl.com/AttendanceChecklist2015
The Every School Day Counts Toolkit
The Every School Day Counts Toolkit helps schools and community partners get started in taking steps toward those solutions.
The downloadable digital file includes:
A tool for self-assessment
Parent flyers in English and Spanish
Talking points about attendance for multiple audiences
Tips for getting in touch with hard-to-reach parents
Guidelines for establishing school-wide attendance incentives
Establish incentives for students who demonstrate improved attendance and implement incentives school wide
Utilize social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to share information and/or messages regarding the importance of attendance and use #cocoschooleveryday to share your ideas with other Contra Costa schools