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Browns, Arby's reward students for attendance (Video)




Before CMSD began its winter break, students at several schools received special treats as a reward for their attendance. The rewards came compliments of the Cleveland Browns and Arby’s foundations.

Students at R.G. Jones School saw an excerpt of “The Nutcracker” performed live by the Cleveland Ballet.

“The Cleveland Browns Foundation has partnered with the Cleveland Ballet and The Stay in the Game! Network to come out to R.G.Jones to celebrate a group of students who have improved attendance,” said Cecilia Kaltz, Cleveland Browns Foundation director.

CMSD has partnered with the Cleveland Browns Foundation and the Browns’ Stay in the Game! Network to reduce chronic absenteeism.

About 100 students in the third, fourth and fifth grades watched four different dances from The Land of the Sweets, from the Second Act of “The Nutcracker.”

Madison Campbell, a member of the Cleveland Ballet company, performed in the Land of Arabia dance.

“It is great to see kids being rewarded for a job well done,” said Campbell. “It has been a hard year for kids, being in and out of school due to COVID.”

Recently, students from several schools, including Riverside and Mary M. Bethune, received lunch from Arby's through the Arby's Foundation, which has partnered with the Browns Foundation and Stay in the Game!.

Others recieved tickets to the Browns Game. 

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The Stay in the Game! Network connects its users to resources aimed at tackling chronic absenteeism. The Cleveland Browns Foundation, Ohio Department of Education and Proving Ground have partnered with school districts across the state, including CMSD, to provide resources to aid families in getting students to school every day.