Attendance Strategies

The Challenge

One in five NYC Public School students is chronically absent. This means that over 200,000 students miss a month or more of school per year.

Chronically absent students are defined as students who miss more than 18+ days in the previous school year or are currently on track to miss as much (2+ days per month).

Every Student, Every Day

What Works

Key Strategies

Many hands help to make Community Schools successful. There are four key components:

1. Personalized student interventions

2. Organized Resources

3. Weekly Meetings

4. Drawing on Community Partners

Tools for All Community Schools

Resources for school leadership teams

Information and resources for mentoring

Student Success Summit

Community Resources

Family Empowerment: School Resources

September Attendance Awareness Month

Resources for Families

May/June Attendance

Winter and Cold Season

National Partners

More information

By adopting the Every Student, Every Day campaign, Community Schools can leverage a robust set of resources to reduce chronic absence.

Please note: Bear with us as the website undergoes some changes; we're working to provide the most up-to-date resources and information.