District Addresses Chronic Absences

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:59pm

Adams 12 Five Star Schools staff volunteers will visit student homes on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in an effort to increase attendance and foster student success.

“Consistent daily attendance is vitally important to student learning,” said Tiffany Kerr, district student engagement counselor.

For the third year, the Intervention Services Department is working to address attendance issues across the district through Home Visit Day. Intervention Services solicited referrals from schools of students who have exhibited attendance concerns this year, and is coordinating volunteers to conduct personal visits.

A team of 32 district volunteers will visit 75 homes to discuss the importance of school attendance and its effects on learning.

“Our hope is that we can encourage daily attendance for all of our students and families,” Kerr said. “The district cares about each individual student’s success, and we believe success starts with attendance.”