Department of Defense Education Activity

Attendance Program Toolkit

Graphics/Booklet Downloads

This Be Here! download section is a collection of documents for teachers & administrators to download and distribute as part of your own individualized Be Here! campaigns.

Freshmen Year: The Make-it or Break-it Year (for teachers)
This data sheet helps teachers understand the critical freshmen year, and gives suggestions for making it the best year yet!
Parent One Page Flier
Tips on attendance for parents - Parents and sponsors play a key role in establishing positive school attendance habits and routines, especially at the kindergarten and elementary school levels. Parental involvement in school attendance is also important for secondary school students.
Parent Trifold
A resource to help parents understand the importance of attendance. This document can be customized with your school contact information.
Teacher One Page Flier
Tips on attendance for teachers - Take daily attendance in elementary school at the beginning of each period in secondary school to help principals monitor attendance patterns and allow action to be taken quickly if a problem is identified.
You've got to Play to Win! Be Here!
A poster to display and promote attendance awareness.

Parents & Students

This Be Here! toolkit section is a collection of documents we compiled from external sources for parents to read, distribute and/or share with others to increase awareness about the importance of attendance.

Attendance Every Day
This flyer is appropriate for parents, communities and schools that are trying to promote Attendance Every Day! A Great resource for Back-to-School, PTA Meetings, and community events.
Freshman Year: The Make-it or Break-it Year (for parents)
Freshman Year of High School is dubbed the "Make it or Break it Year." This handout helps parents understand the importance of grades and attendance in their child's freshman year.
When To Keep a Child Home
When is your child too sick to attend school? This resource will help parents make this important decision.
Why Attendance Matters: The Early Years
An excellent article for parents about the importance of attendance in the early grades.