Friday, August 9, 2013

Attendance Works

I imagine many elementary counselors use attendance as one of the school counseling program goals.  I hope you are aware of the wonderful web site Attendance Works.  I participated in one of their webinars earlier this week called "Absences Add Up!"  It really helped clarify for me a new way to look at chronic absences and tardiness.  The webinar is available in their archives for free. They are teaming up with several community partners to promote attendance through a nationwide campaign starting right after Labor Day.  I have already contacted my building and district administrators about participating.  I suggest you check out the Attendance Works site and see if this would be a good activity for your school. They have a free toolkit available.

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