Missing School Matters has developed a guide specifically for talking with parents about attendance. A Spanish version is available here.
This nurse-approved guide can be shared directly with parents to assist families in supporting their child’s attendance. A Spanish version is available here.
Share this flyer with students and families to promote consistent attendance during the winter holiday season. The flyer is written in both English and Spanish.
Share this flyer as Spring Break approaches to encourage families to travel only during the designated vacation period. The Spanish version is available here.
This PowerPoint presentation contains detailed attendance data for Central Texas and can be shared at faculty, parent, and community meetings.
Everyone in our community needs to understand the importance of attendance, starting in the early grades and continuing through high school. It’s important to stress a few key messages. This guide tells you:
What to say to parents
What to say to students
What to say to policy makers, educators and businesses
This brochure highlights the roles schools, communities, and parents can play in promoting attendance.
This brochure is tailored specifically for Texas public schools and explains policies relating to attendance, as well as ways families can avoid absences.
This flier emphasizes facts and actions that are especially helpful for parents of older students. Download the Spanish version here.
This guide from Attendance Works provides suggestions for reaching out to families struggling with attendance issues.
Teachers or administrators can guide parents of chronically absent students in developing and carrying out this attendance improvement plan. The Spanish version is available here.
Check out the Parent Engagement Toolkit provided by America’s Promise Alliance!
Austin Independent School District has also developed a Attendance Communications Toolkit with informational materials for parents that can serve as a model for your school or district.
Attendance Works provides a wealth of resources in its toolkits for schools, as well.