February 25 in Duval County
February 26 in Osceola County
Schultz Center - Duval County
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista - Osceola County
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd. PO Box 22202, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Florida is the leader in educational achievement gains across the country, and we are also a leader in the number of students suspended from school and the number of teacher absentees. Hear from national and state experts on changing both student and teacher attendance so our students have the best opportunity to succeed.
This event is co-sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and Duval County Schools.
Hotel Reservations in Jacksonville:
A room block has not been reserved however, we recommend looking at these hotels.
The Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Southbank
Homewood Suites by Hilton – Downtown Southbank
Hotel Reservations in Lake Buena Vista:
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
Wyndham Garden - Courtyard Exterior Doubles - $139 per night (plus tax)
Wyndham - Tower Queens - $169 per night (plus tax)
Reserve online HERE
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be in writing before 5:00pm on Monday, February 11, 2019, to receive a refund of your registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after Monday, February 11, 2019 or for no-shows. Substitutions must be submitted in writing.
Sessions will include:
Organizing an Attendance Improvement Strategy
School leaders and educators know from experience and common sense what research confirms: showing up for class matters. Students can benefit from investments in high quality instruction and engaging curriculum unless they are in their classrooms. While everyone can help ensure students show up to class every day, the leadership role of a principal is irreplaceable. Chronic absence has become increasingly recognized as a significantly important early warning indicator and impact measure. Attendance Works will share inspirational examples of strategies and the universal practices that school leaders and district administrators have put in place to reduce student absenteeism.
Examine the intersection between school climate and student attendance: Known, Loved and Inspired
This session will focus on the intersection between school climate and student attendance and provide specific strategies for school leaders to utilize in developing a school climate plan. School Leaders will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop utilizing Attendance Works?T tool, Scan of the Environment for Attendance Tool (SEAT), that can equip schools with information about: 1) building-level practices that may influence attendance, and 2) actionable steps that schools can take to address to improve school climate and lay the foundation for improved attendance.
Team Up for Attendance
Teaming up for attendance is critical to reducing chronic absence! Principals are uniquely positioned to ensure their school community adopts a comprehensive, tiered approach to improving attendance that fits with their overall goal of promoting academic achievement. Join Attendance Works to learn about the strategic use of chronic absence data for prevention and early intervention and best practices to build will and capacity to reduce chronic absence.
Looking to Sponsor at the Achieve Equity By Raising Attendance Summit? Contact Heather Bernier or call the office at 850.224.3626.