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A Toolkit to Reduce Early Chronic Absence

Created by the Oakland Attendance Collaborative

Developed by Oakland Education Cabinet’s Attendance Support Committee, the Every Day Counts Toolkit provides ready-made materials that administrators, staff, teachers, and community partners can use for outreach to families and provides tools that schools can use to assess their own attendance practices and guide their improvement.

You can download the toolkit in a series of PDF files below or in one large PDF file.


Every Day Counts - Complete Tookit

Individual Toolkit Files:

What is the toolkit?

Attendance Incentives

Community Partners

Hard to Reach Parents

School Staff Handout

Self Assessment

Achievement Certificate

Parent Flyer (English)

Parent Flyer (Spanish)

Parent Flyer (Chinese)

Parent Flyer (Vietnamese)

Parent Flyer (Cambodian)

Attorney General's Truancy Initiatives

The latest report from the California Attorney General concerning California's elementary school truancy & absenteeism crisis.

In School and On Track 2016 (English) | (Spanish)

The Attorney General's Truancy Portal:

The Attorney General's Truancy Toolkit (English) | (Spanish)