The need is greater than ever
In July 2015, several hundred parents, students, educators, clergy, elected officials and community partners gathered for the kickoff of Get 2 School, You Can Make It!, a CMSD campaign to reduce chronic absenteeism.
With support from the Cleveland Browns Foundation and other partners, CMSD joined districts across the country in rallying the public, using data to identify barriers and rewarding good attendance to deal with a national problem. Cleveland’s success inspired the Browns, the Ohio Department of Education and Harvard University to start the statewide Stay in the Game! attendance initiative.
But that was before the pandemic. During remote learning and last year’s return to full in-person instruction, the numbers spiked.
To get back on track, CMSD is rebooting Get 2 School! You Can Make It! The District started by staging a pep rally on Sept. 7 at the East Professional Center, see the video below.
What is chronic absenteeism?
What is the effect?
How can I help?
Chronic absenteeism is a nationwide problem. Attendance Works helps communities across the country find solutions. Read more at attendanceworks.org
CMSD relaunched its Get 2 School, You Can Make It attendance campaign Wednesday, with speakers at a pep rally providing words of inspiration and telling students about the importance of attending school every day.
Get 2 School before the pandemic
ARBY'S DONATES $100,000 TO HELP SCHOOLS BOOST ATTENDANCE (PHOTO GALLERY)A $100,000 grant from the Arby’s Foundation will help four CMSD schools identify barriers to attendance and work with families to find solutions.
Equivalent to more than 500 additional students on track!