Dan Lowengard Joins Dr. Vargas on Attendance Blitz

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December 16, 2015                                               Laurie Buckley, Rochester City School District
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DAN LOWENGARD JOINS DR. VARGAS ON ATTENDANCE BLITZ

Volunteers Will Deliver Books and Visit Families of Chronically Absent Students

WHO:             
Dr. Vargas, Dan Lowengard, District staff and community volunteers       

WHAT:           
Initiative to improve student attendance   

WHEN:           
Thursday, December 17, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:          
Rochester City School District Central Office (meeting location)
Conference Room 3A/B
131 West Broad Street

DETAILS:        
Chronic absence remains a major challenge in the Rochester City School District, which has direct impact on students’ ability to learn. In an effort to improve student attendance, District employees and community volunteers will be visiting the homes of chronically absent students.

The District is giving away over 33,000 books—a book for every student—to take home over the winter break. On Thursday, volunteers will also deliver books to the homes they visit.

Volunteers will meet at Central Office to review rules and guidelines pertaining to home visits. Teams of two will then disperse for approximately two hours. Leading the blitz is Senior Director of Youth Development and Family services, Jerome Underwood.

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