In New Orleans, 25 percent of public school children from kindergarten to 12th grade were chronically absent during the 2017-2018 school year – meaning they missed more than 10 percent of the school year, or 15-18 days. Missing more than five days of school can impact learning and lowers test scores and can put students at risk of repeating a grade and/or dropping out of school.
Want to participate!? Here are resources to download:
‘Stive for Five’ – Information Sheet
What to do to participate – Information Sheet for Families
Dedication Form – For Families
Poster and Video Contest for Students – Deadline, September 30 at 4:00 PM. Download the guidelines HERE.
Articles on the Campaign: