Getting Started – Attendance Support Program

 

1. Identify At-Risk Students

All schools are asked to review student attendance records periodically throughout each quarter. If a student is identified as being at risk for excessive absenteeism, either excused or unexcused, the school will contact the Seward County Attendance Support Program.

2. Notification of Monitoring

At this point of contact, our office will send out a letter to the student and their parent/guardian indicating that the Attendance Support Program has been notified of the student’s absences. The Attendance Support Program will then monitor the student’s attendance on a weekly basis.

3. Evaluation of Monitoring

If attendance improves during the monitoring stage, the student will NOT be asked to enroll in the Attendance Support Program. If the attendance does not improve during monitoring, the student will be asked to enroll in the Attendance Support Program.

4. Invitation to Enroll

If a student is asked to enroll in the Attendance Support Program, our office will send out a letter to the student and their parent/guardian. A student who is enrolling in the program will have their attendance monitored on a daily basis, discuss barriers to attendance, create a plan for attendance, and find resources to address concerns as needed.

5. Schedule an Enrollment Meeting

Once a letter to enroll in the Attendance Support Program has been received, the parent/guardian will need to contact our office within 7 days to schedule an enrollment meeting.

6. Print and Fill Out Enrollment Packet and Parent/Guardian Application

Once an enrollment meeting has been scheduled, the student will need to fill out the Enrollment Packet. Bring these forms with you to the enrollment meeting. Depending on the case, additional forms may need to be filled out at our office.

7. Attend Enrollment Meeting

All students must attend the scheduled enrollment meeting with their parent/guardian. We ask that the student and their parent/guardian show up 10 minutes early to their enrollment meeting to finish filling out any necessary paperwork and to answer any questions they may have on the paperwork. Although all cases vary, please allow up to one hour for the enrollment meeting.

More Information

  • Schools Served by the Attendance Support Program
  • Attendance Support Program FAQ
  • Download or View Attendance Support Program Forms
  • Additional Online Resources

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