Free webinar Tuesday on improving student attendance

No matter how effective your instruction is, students need to actually be in your classroom to learn. Yet despite many schools’ best efforts to ensure attendance, too many kids are not showing up.

As part of our fall School Improvement Webinar Series, Maine DOE invites you to join us Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m for a webinar entitled “Getting Kids To Show Up,” led by Rachelle Tome (DOE Chief Academic Officer), Susan Lieberman (Spurwink), Suzanne Godin (South Portland School Department) and Daniel Chuhta (MSAD 75). This free online session will examine ways to improve attendance and provide takeaways for structuring the school day, communicating with families and much more, including successful strategies straight from Maine schools that have improved their average daily attendance and student performance as a result.

Join the webinar here or call in at 877-455-0244 (conference code: 4690629793).

Details about other webinars, offered as part of our commitment to being a resource to support all schools in their improvement efforts, are coming soon. In the meantime, save the date for:

  • Supporting Common Core Implementation (ELA), Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Supporting Common Core Implementation (Math), Thursday, Sept. 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Graduating Every Student Prepared: Implementing Maine’s Proficiency-Based Diploma, Coming In October

We hope you will join us on these webinars and that you find them valuable in your school improvement efforts. We at Maine DOE look forward to continuing to meaningfully support you in your work to help every Maine student reach their potential and leave school prepared for success in college, career and civic life.