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New Toolkit: Say the Course, Support Attendance in the Winter Months

These tough, but common winter conditions mean it is even more important to remind parents about the importance of good attendance so they are motivated to make every effort to get their children to school despite the challenges! Absences, even if they are excused, can add up to academic trouble.

 This winter messaging toolkit offers tools for helping parent and community members develop strategies and plans to help children get to school. While such extra steps are important for all families, they are even more important for low-income students who are more likely to depend on public transit or walking to get to school, both of which can be easily disrupted in bad weather. These same students are less likely to have access to good health care, making them more susceptible to colds and other ailments.

 DOWNLOAD OUR TOOLKIT FILES NOW, which include winter weather resources for communicating with families as well as schools and community leaders:


  • Parent flyer: English and Spanish

  • Sample letter: English and Spanish

  • Sample Robocall: English and Spanish

  • Talking points

  • Tips for schools and communities