Welcome to Attendance Department
“Absenteeism is an indicator and cause of educational inequity.”-Hedy Chang, Attendance Works
ATTENDANCE AND CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM
Students must attend instruction daily, even when that instruction is being provided in a remote learning environment. Daily attendance will be taken in PowerSchool by each teacher for each class at the secondary level, and every day at the elementary level by the child’s teacher. Teachers and students are expected to engage in substantive daily interaction, teacher to students and students to teacher.
Administration will support teachers and families relative to student engagement with remote learning protocols and expectations, including regular attendance and work completion. Building plans will reflect how each school-based team will monitor, support, and develop plans to assist students that struggle with attendance and chronic absenteeism.
Not only does attending school every day help children succeed academically, but attendance is mandatory per New York State law. During this challenging time of the pandemic and remote learning, the RCSD Attendance Department is committed to helping students and families remain connected to schools and meeting attendance requirements. All students need to attend classes remotely.
Need Help with Technology?
Please call the district hotline at 585- 262-8700. Attendance Assistants and other district staff can connect families with resources.
Need Help with Attendance Concerns?
Please call the district attendance hotline at 585-262-8105.