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2016-17 Every School Day Counts Principal Honor Roll

Share how you have participated in the 2016-17 Attendance Awareness Campaign to be recognized on the Contra Costa County Every School Day Counts Honor Roll. Principals who go above and beyond the essentials will be eligible to receive a prize for their school site.

Click a marker on the interactive map below to select a school, or browse the table to view participating schools and principals, as well as their creative strategies to promote Attendance Awareness.

 

DISTRICT SCHOOL PRINCIPAL OTHER STRATEGIES DESCRIPTION
Acalanes UHSD Acalanes Center for Independent Study Steven France At Master Agreement meetings with each student and their parent/guardian. At each meeting, I highlight the importance of attendance, share with them our Countywide campaign, and also review the importance of being at school. We address attendance within our Single Plan for Student Achievement, WASC accreditation report, and through our School Site Safety Plan.
Antioch USD Antioch Middle School Lindsay Wisely Used Twitter to tweet share awareness/stats, school celebrations at lunch/raffles for students with perfect attendance. Lunch time attendance campaign with student attendance pledge and quarterly attendance celebrations with lunch in the library.
Diablo Vista Elementary Bonny Bausola Lunch time activities around improved attendance to include a lunch time attendance pledge. Recognizing students for perfect attendance and improved attendance with a monthly pizza lunch and certificate.
Grant Elementary Janeen Zuniga Pay classroom teachers to conduct outreach to parents of chronically absent students (outside of school hours).
Byron USD Discovery Bay Elementary Pierre Laleau We are actively speaking to the students about the importance of being at school every day, and all day; we reward students who have good attendance by giving them pencils or key chains with a Positive Attendance message; we place a Perfect Attendance Today flag outside classrooms when all students are present; we have monthly Perfect Attendance lunch with the Principal; we focus our efforts on chronic tardies, early check-outs, and over all poor attendance on a student level.
Martinez USD Vicente Martinez High Lori O'Connor We provide weekly attendance rates to students and they graph them in math class; participated in “All In” Day and provide incentives; created attendance bulletin board in front office highlighting positive attendance; mental health counseling for students with chronic absenteeism; class competitions for attendance; Movie Mondays once a month with donuts in the morning and a positive themed movie during the first four periods of the day; parent meetings; schedule adjustments; attendance contracts; “All In” Days once a month; random extra credit days where students earn double credit for their coursework.
Making Waves Academy Making Waves Academy Middle School Dr. Evangelia Ward-Jackson We honor students with perfect attendance during our honor awards ceremony.
Mt. Diablo USD Shore Acres Elementary Dr. Cathy Chan SART / SARB Meetings with Parents. Go Sharks Awards for classes with the highest attendance and Certificate Student of the Month and Perfect Attendance Awards with incentives. Monthly parent newsletters. Safety Net Meetings and CARE Team Meetings to review attendance “All Present” – Popsicle / Ice Cream incentives for classrooms. Automated phone calls home regarding absences.
Ygnacio Valley Elementary Linn Kissinger The one that is really showing engagement for students is the class with the highest daily attendance gets a free dress day since we are a uniform school. 2nd places gets ice cream sandwiches and 3rd place gets extra recess. The students love it!
Oakley USD Vintage Parkway Elementary Erin Roberts Recognize perfect attendance and improved attendance by pulling a few names monthly for this recognition. All eligible students names are entered and then we select. 2. Also, phone calls home recognizing the improved effort made. 3. Principal has made “wake up calls” for students who are tardy and checks in daily, weekly, with student. Parent and principal discuss and approve this strategy.
Laurel Elementary Anne Heaney Assigning students struggling with attendance to specific staff members to mentor.
Almond Grove Elementary Christina Edwards Assigning students struggling with attendance to specific staff members to mentor.
Gehringer Elementary Tawny Leonard Used "Attendance Success Plan" forms during parent conferences to promote good attendance with our students who have had a pattern of chronic absenteeism.
Iron House Elementary Rusty Ehrlich • Assistant Principal and Attendance Clerk meet weekly to review attendance issues on a case-by-case basis. Actions are taken regarding who needs further support, phone calls from the Assistant Principal, or Home Visits.
• During our SART meetings, we provide families with a color-coded calendar that provides parents with an overview of their students attendance. After discussing strategies to support their students, we suggest that the calendar gets posted somewhere at home, so they can support each other with perfect attendance goals for the rest of the year.
• Specific students can be offered a place on our office “Spaceship Racetrack,” moving their spaceship for every day they are present and on time. Rewards are provided for goals met!
• We are making phone calls that go along with our first truancy letter to ask parents how we can support them.
• We have our monthly class – 'Out of This Universe' – attendance award which is announced to the whole school. A trophy is awarded to the class, and their picture goes on our Office Attendance Chart!
Oakley Elementary Kaylene Merrill  
San Ramon Valley USD Live Oak Elementary Nadine Rosenzweig Recognize perfect attendance and improved attendance by pulling a few names monthly for this recognition. All eligible students names are entered and then we select. 2. Also, phone calls home recognizing the improved effort made. 3. Principal has made “wake up calls” for students who are tardy and checks in daily, weekly, with student. Parent and principal discuss and approve this strategy.
Walnut Creek SD Murwood Elementary Carol Nenni Families are contacted at 3 tardies or absences. Meetings are set up for families who continue to experience absenteeism/ tardies offering help. Families whose attendance improves receive letters of congratulation.

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