Attendance Awareness Month

Attendance Awareness Month
Posted on 09/07/2021

Attendance Awareness Month - Weekly District Email Message

District Email Message

Week 1

September is Attendance Awareness Month! Celebrate Attendance Awareness Month by participating in planned events and activities every week this month to highlight the importance of attending school every day. Each week will highlight a different activity our APS elementary and secondary buildings can participate in to show support and encourage regular attendance. 

Week 1 September 6th - 10th - At-TEN-dance

On September 10, dance to celebrate attendance! Post a 10 second video of you and your students dancing.  Principals share your best videos on your school website and upload your submissions to the At-TEN-dance Video Submission form.  If you have questions email Mark Williamson at  [email protected].  Have fun and be creative! You may also share on Twitter and tag @SITG_Network, @akronschools and use #StayInTheGameOhio to win Stay in the Game! swag or a shoutout!


Week 2

Welcome to the second week of our  Attendance Awareness month celebration!  Check out some of our Week 1 At-TEN-dance students from across the district.

Week 2 -  September 13th - 17th -  Take the Pledge

Get your students to take the Stay in the Game! Attendance Pledge. After you take the pledge students will receive an automatic attendance certificate that each school will print out and present to students during the week.  Let’s see which building will complete the most attendance pledges for week two.  Principals, you may also reward students for signing the pledge with extra recess, a dress down day or special treat. Encourage friendly competitions between classrooms or even your rival school district to see who can get the most attendance pledges signed. Take it one step further and challenge students to track their attendance!


Week 3

Welcome to the third week of our  Attendance Awareness month celebration!  The winning buildings for the Take the Pledge activity are _________ (elementary school), _________(middle school), ____________ (high school). 

Week 3 - September 20th - 24th - Spirit Week

Districts and schools can show that attendance matters to them by wearing school colors. Get the entire community involved -- Take pictures with local businesses, community leaders supporting attendance by wearing school colors and displaying the Stay in the Game! supporter posters! Share your best pictures on your school website and email your submissions to Mark Williamson at  [email protected].


Week 4

Welcome to the fourth week of our Attendance Awareness month celebration! Here are some student and staff highlights from week three’s Spirit Week celebration.

Week 4 - September 27th - 30th - Poster Contest

Student Attendance Poster Contest – Students create posters/artwork about why getting to school every day is important! Principals, submit your building winner to the Community Relations (Suite 508, 10 N. Main St. Akron, OH 44308) department by Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  Show us your posters at #StayInTheGameOhio! Posters will get a shoutout from the Cleveland Browns, Columbus Crew or Ohio Department of Education.

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