In order to raise awareness on the link between school attendance and academic achievement, Dallas ISD hosted the national September Attendance Awareness Month with a focus on reducing chronic absenteeism to give all students an equitable opportunity to learn, grow and thrive academically, emotionally and socially.
Attendance Awareness Month provided the district with an opportunity to raise student and community awareness on the importance of school attendance and demonstrate that attendance is a top priority.
The 2019-2020 Dallas ISD Attendance Awareness Month theme was “#ShowUp!” Dallas ISD for the month of September. Coordinated by Parent Services, Student Engagement and Counseling Services, the month celebrated with promotional materials, weekly activities, contests, and a social media campaign challenge using the hashtag #showupdallasisd.
Additionally, students, teachers and staff members were able to dress up each Wednesday in September for different themes. See the above photos for a look at how our schools celebrated Attendance Awareness Month.