The Student Attendance and Engagement Department works in collaboration with our schools to identify and remove barriers that impact regular student attendance. In Colorado, every child who has attained the age of six years on or before August 1 of each year and is under the age of seventeen years shall attend public school for a minimum amount of hours each school year. For more information on Colorado’s Compulsory Attendance Law, please visit the Colorado Department of Education’s website.
Student Attendance and Engagement Department Contact Information (See Attached Documents)
Research and Resources for Increasing Attendance and Engagement
Attendance Works – great tool kits for schools, working with parents, flyers, etc.
Attendance Counts – Tool to calculate the impact of missing a couple days each school year or month
National Center for School Engagement : Tools and research
Articles & Research:(See Attached Documents)
Best Practices for Improving Student Attendance
School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth
School Connectedness: Improving Students’ Lives
St. Vrain Valley School District Board Policies