‘Strive for Five’ Absence Awareness Campaign!

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:

https://nolapublicschools.com/news/press-releases/nola-public-schools-challenges-families-to-strive-for-less-than-5-absences

https://www.nola.com/news/education/article_b34ad1f4-bf7c-11e9-b0a4-b7c0946daf83.html