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A Family Approach

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Watch an interview with a parent coordinator about strategies to increase parent engagement. Program staff take a family approach to learning by building relationships with parents. Schools can use...

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Encouraging Participation Through Communication

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Parents describe communications with school staff about an after-school program. Having a point of contact during school and after-school hours increased their buy-in and participation in the...

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A Rewards System to Promote Attendance

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A school principal describes efforts to increase attendance in an after-school program by providing supports and incentives. Refer to the sample materials, Attendance Record Forms, Quarterly Parent...

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Benchmark Madness

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Expanded learning time schools can offer special events and enrichment programs to reward students for spending extra time in the classroom during the school year, weekend, and summer. The...

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Exit Interview Form

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After-school program staff members conduct this exit survey with students who choose to leave the program prematurely. This form provides space to record notes of discussion with students and...

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Sample Material

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Chronic School Absenteeism

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After-school staff members use this form to track and report on chronic absenteeism in an after-school program site, potential reasons for it, and avenues for intervention. A principal describes...

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Sample Material

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Quarterly Parent Celebration Request Form

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After-school program staff use this form to organize an event focusing on parental involvement, which is an opportunity for families and program staff to get to know each other. An interview with a...

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Attendance Record Forms

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This form is used to collect student attendance data. If the student is chronically absent, the form provides space to plan for intervention. The school provides incentives for program participants...

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Parent Engagement Opportunities

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Written in both English and Spanish, this letter is sent to parents of Marshall students participating in the after-school program and lists some ways parents can participate in program activities...

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