Attendance Team Formation and Meeting Best Practices
This is a very detailed guide from Attendance Works that can be a step-by-step tool for districts and schools to implement and run attendance teams in a highly effective manner.
Strong Start Plan Template for Attendance Teams
This is the template that your district or school can use to understand all the pieces that need to come together to form a highly effective attendance team. Teams will also find embedded resources and tools here for an all-in-one place to plan.
Yearlong Planning Tool
Attendance teams work best when they plan ahead! Here is a great tool for doing just that.
Attendance Success Plans for All Ages (also in Spanish)
These very proactive and positive plans include specific supports for parents and their children to consider as they work collaboratively with school staff. The plans also include a school year calendar to track student absences.
District/School Self Assessment: Ways of Being/Doing
This brief self-assessment will help districts and schools identify areas of growth for this coming school year. This Google Form assessment is based on the Ways of Being/Doing rubric above.
Effective Attendance Teams Staff Development
This is a PDF of a Google Presentation that guides an attendance team or whole school staff through a self-assessment of their ways of being and doing that impact student attendance. Training on this is offered by our SOESD.
Ways of Being/Doing That Increase Regular Attendance
Ways of Doing Assessment Tool
Ways of Being Assessment Tool
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Attendance Works
This is a comprehensive list of supports for schools and districts to investigate as options to adopt or adapt for their school community.
Exercise for Attendance Teams: MTSS Interventions
Use the below percentages for tier 2 and 3 in order to ensure that the number of students is manageable and the interventions are focused and appropriate. Tier 3: 5% of students with highest absenteeism Tier 2: Next 10% with highest absenteeism
SOESD is similar to other regional support systems throughout the country working to stretch limited dollars over demands for ever increasing services. Our agency is part of a larger network of regional educational entities.