Attendance – Beginning of the Year Information
The first day of school is quickly approaching! We have a few last minute (transactional) attendance housekeeping items:
- Here is the final version of the 2019-20 Attendance Toolkit. It is a downloadable PDF with a hyperlinked table of contents and fill-able forms and letters. This year’s toolkit has detailed instructions on the daily attendance practices for office staff, a section with ALL things chronic absence: best practices, handouts and letters and the final section covers the truancy process. Please peruse and familiarize yourself with it when you have a moment. We want to be utilizing correspondence from this updated version and not any outdated forms.
- This year we are introducing a new District-wide Absence Process as well. We shared it with your attendance staff during our annual training. Please review it with them to be sure everyone is familiar with the new protocol.
- Lastly, all schools should also be utilizing the automated absence messages in Infinite Campus. We walked all attendance staff through the process of setting up and scheduling the messenger, however if your site still needs assistance getting this set up prior to Thursday, please review the instructions in the above toolkit or reach out to the Support desk and they will assist.
Please reach out should you have any questions or feedback. Thank you for all you do.