When students miss school two days within a month, their classroom teacher makes a call home to build a positive relationship with the family. Teachers and teams regularly review data to determine whether strategies show improved attendance and layer additional supports for students (tiered supports). If a student continues to miss school after the contact home, he or she is identified by the school’s Building Intervention Team (which serves as the school’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 team for academics and behavior) for participation in an intervention where he or she is partnered with a positive adult to check in daily and reflect on weekly attendance. Students who show improvement are acknowledged and encouraged daily to stay on track. However, if students don’t show improvement, they are identified as being a part of a skills group to assist them with developing the skills necessary to be successful in school and life. Teams regularly review data to catch students before their absences become chronic and they become disconnected from school and their education.
Attendance Interventions Protocol