September is National Attendance Awareness Month, but CMSD is working hard to ensure that students and families make regular school attendance a priority all year.
To boost attendance, the District launched the “Get to School. You Can Make It!” campaign in July. Billboards, yard signs and radio spots have been sending a message that students can make it to school today, make it every day and make it to their college and career goals.
On Tuesday, the campaign unveiled #At10Dance!, the posting of videos on social media about 10 a.m. each day to promote good attendance. Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon kicked it off by dancing to an instrumental version of Usher's "Yeah," mimicking a scene in the movie "Hitch,"starring Will Smith and Kevin James. Students at CMSD's Buhrer Dual Language Academy, one of the District's high-attendance schools, also performed at 10 a.m.