Athabasca Delta Community School:
- Attendance awards - 100% attendance certificates and token, most improved student;
- Hallway Patrol
- Communication blitz - school Facebook page, school newsletter, daily calls, wanted posters and;
- Beautification of the school
Anzac Community School and Bill Woodward School:
- Both schools have aligned their calendars to try and make sure that if families are traveling, they're traveling during the designated time off and;
- host assemblies to celebrate perfect attendance by giving away awards and pizza parties.
Bishop Routhier School:
- Host monthly attendance awards;
- Phone calls home and home visits;
- Implement a school movie day and;
- a stamp campaign where students receive a morning stamp and a stamp reward after 10 days.
Calling Lake School:
- Recognize students and parents with attendance over 80% and;
- Home visits and phone calls home.
Career Pathways School:
- Implement a minimum 90% attendance for Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) and work experience students;
- Create inter-agency agreements which will allow for consistency in student attendance;
- Monthly student attendance awards and;
- Implement a peer to peer and student/teacher to follow up on attendance.
Chipewyan Lake School:
- Provide extra-curricular activities such as after-school basketball practice and competition with other schools, canoe building/restorations, ice fishing, skating parties;
- Promoting the need for high attendance for good academic results at all school and family or community events;
- Providing bi-monthly newsletter both on paper and electronically, regular texting and;
- Provide regular awards that include prizes.
Conklin Community School:
- Ensuring classroom programs that combine instruction focused on personal hygiene and activities to promote it to reduce absences due to illness;
- Setting target and reward students and parents for improved attendance;
- Calling home for every absence to establish the reason for the absence. Let the parent know that we recognize their absence and care about their student being in school;
- Promoting the need for high attendance for good academic results at all school and family or community events and;
- Making home visits to chronically absent students.
Dr. Mary Jackson School:
- Trophy case awards. Prizes will be displayed in the school trophy case and;
- Attendance dollars which they can use to buy what is in the case.
- Enhancing school culture and community with a focus on teacher-student relationships as well as the learning environment;
- At the classroom level working cooperatively with the teachers on regular parent-teacher discussions, school and homework, parent volunteers and participation in school activities and;
- Provide professional development for teachers to develop skills, techniques and learn about innovative strategies to enhance classroom instruction.
Father R. Perin School
- Student rewards program including swim trips, in school store shopping and monthly certificates.
- Janvier bucks and;
- Pie the Principal in the face for students who have perfect attendance.
Fort McKay School
- Utilize the school sign to promote attendance;
- Clearly communicate to parents and the community the school attendance goals through newsletters and the school website;
- Parents are called by the homeroom teacher if a student is not present to see why the student is away;
- Attendance is communicated to parents on our progress report and our report cards;
- Promote a positive school atmosphere so students do not want to miss school;
- Monthly incentives to students with perfect attendance and also to the class with the highest attendance. For example, books, pizza party, popcorn party, field trips, monthly awards;
- Bulletin board in the hall promoting perfect attenders for the month and a bar graph showing the improvement month by month;
Gift Lake School
- Organize classroom parties for students with strong attendance and;
- Utilize the community newsletter to promote student attendance.
Grouard Northland School
- Provide staff with the opportunity to attend the two day workshop on “Mental Health First Aide”;
- Promote proper personal hygiene;
- Home visits performed by school community liaison and;
- Monthly attendance award celebrations and partnership with the movie theatre in High Prairie to do monthly draws for free movie tickets.
- Increase media exposure. For example, utilize school Facebook page, Remind - a free online communication program that sends text messages to subscribers, school website, local media;
- Provide a variety of activities and ways for families and community members to get involved at the school and;
- Direct communication with parents. For example, phone calls, school newsletter, student agendas, letters to parents, monthly prize draw for parents of students with 90% or better and newsletter contest - parents who find errors embedded in text are entered into a draw.
J.F. Dion School
- Advertise Attendance Improvement Initiative 'Every Day Counts' in all available locations in the community, school Facebook page, school website and by sending memos to parents;
- Monthly classroom competitions. Parties are rewarded to a classroom who achieves the highest attendance;
- Students get impromptu prizes for being at school;
- Field trips for good attenders;
- Encourage parents to call the school when their child is absent and;
- Assist families that require intervention from agencies to assist with barriers.
- Implement a weekly non-attenders log that specifically highlights actions that have been taken to address the concerns;
- School Attendance Reward Program that provides an award for great attenders. This is done on a point system so awards can be banked for a larger award. An additional award will be offered semi-annually for parents to win a gift card in the amount of $500. Parent names will be entered if their child has achieved 90% or better and;
- Implement monthly student attendance reports to parents. They are delivered directly to the parents with information on how to improve attendance.
Little Buffalo School
- Invite parents to a BBQ at the beginning of the school year to continue to build bridges between the school and the home;
- Phone calls home and home visits;
- Students with 90% or better in Kindergarten to grade 7 are invited to an ice cream party. Parents receive a letter inviting them to join their child's ice cream party;
- Students in grade 8-12 will receive gift cards for 90% attendance or better and;
- maintain communication with parents via school newsletter, monthly calendar, school website and school Facebook page.
- Most improve attendance award;
- Parent committee involved in the incentive programs;
- Student of the Month recognition;
- Offer programs and offer incentives to students who participate. For example, volleyball, basketball, badminton, girls club, computer club and homework club;
- Teacher intervention by phone and problem solve with parents to get student back to school quickly;
- Home visits performed by school community liaison;
- Good news from Mistassiniy postcards sent home and recognition on Facebook;
- Use social media and division website to share attendance initiatives with the community;
- Send home good news stories to parents about their child.
Paddle Prairie School
- Continue to offer Career and Technology Studies programming such as Cosmetology, Foods and Small Engine Repair;
- Participating in Moving Forward with High School Redesign;
- Continue to plan field trips to extend learning;
- Invite parents and community members to celebrate students who achieve good attendance and;
- After-school clubs such as guitar lessons, book club and gym nights.
Peerless Lake School
- Attendance and progress letters to go out monthly for parents;
- Daily phone calls for absenteeism from teachers, letters and discussion with parents to show caring from the school;
- Setting targets and then rewarding students and parents for improve attendance. For example, a Banana Split Party;
- Home visits to promote attendance and;
- Regular School Attendance Improvement Committee meetings. The committee includes students, parents, Peerless Trout First Nation council member, an elder, teacher and principal.
Pelican Mountain School
- After school clubs. Survey students to find out what kind of club they would be most interested in;
- Evaluate after-school club attendance to see impact on school attendance and improved relationships and;
- Celebratory letters sent home to parents to recognize their child's school attendance;
- Post results of students who achieve 90% or better on a bulletin board
St. Theresa School
- Monthly themed celebrations for perfect attendance and year-end perfect attendance awards;
- Monthly certificates for students attending 90%-94%, 95%-99%, 100%, most improved;
- Parent thank you notes;
- Teachers come up with own classroom incentive programs to ensure that the competition stays high;
- Promote student engagement through effective teaching and implementation of programs to promote engagement;
- Offer educational experiences outside the classroom and offer tailored incentives to individual students;
- Created a 2nd school community liaison position to assist with home visits and assist families in getting their children to school;
- Continue to use the school Facebook page and school website to inform parents and the community about attendance related issues and;
- Dedicate a section in the newsletter for attendance.
Susa Creek School
- At the end of each month, a letter detailing each students attendance will be sent to parents;
- At the end of each month, parents whose children have over 95% attendance will get a gift certificate to a local business;
- At the end of each month, students with over 90% attendance will get a pizza lunch and;
- A year-end bike draw for students with over 95% attendance throughout the year.