School Attendance

Resources for Parents

  1. Manitoba Parent Zone
  2. Parent Child Coalitions
  3. Healthy Schools
    Information on a number of health topics that might be useful to parents
  4. Epstein, J. L.; Sheldon, S. B. (2002). Present and Accounted for: Improving Student Attendance Through Family and Community Involvement. Adobe PDF Document
    The Journal of Educational Research May/June 2002 Vol. 95(No. 5) p. 308-318. Explores how families and communities can reduce absenteeism.
  5. MAPC Manitoba Association of Parent Councils
    The Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) is an organization of school based parent groups throughout Manitoba. Most of those members are Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), Parent Councils, Advisory Councils for School Leadership (ACSL), and other parent committees from individual schools as well as individual members who do not currently participate in an active parent group in their community.
  6. National Center for School Engagement (NCSE). Tool Kit for Creating your Own Truancy Reduction Program Adobe PDF Document
    This document provides research on truancy and details of best practices in truancy reduction.
  7. Alberta Education Student Engagement and Attendance Adobe PDF Document
    Incorporates best practices when tackling attendance issues and student engagement in your school along with examples of good models
  8. Video
  9. Triple P: The Positive Parenting Program
  10. Why Attendance Matters Adobe PDF Document
  11. Attendance Works
    Attendance Works is a United States national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. They promote tracking chronic absence data for each student beginning in kindergarten, or ideally earlier, and partnering with families and community agencies to intervene when poor attendance is a problem for students or schools.
  12. A Parents’ Guide to Truancy
    Explores how families and communities can reduce absenteeism
  13. Strengthening Schools by Strengthening Families – Community Strategies to Reverse Chronic Absenteeism in Early Grades and improve Supports foe Children and Families. (October 2008) Adobe PDF Document
  14. Attendance Improvement Package Adobe PDF Document
    Department of Education and Children’s Services, Government of South Australia (2003)
  15. After the School Bell Rings
  16. Recreation Connections Manitoba
    Information on this site about the High Five Program
  17. Crisis Services
    Klinic Crisis Line, Manitoba Suicide Line, Kids Help Phone, Crisis Services
  18. Directory of Youth Addictions Services in Manitoba
  19. Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
    The Prevention Institute promotes primary prevention by focusing on education, information services, research and evaluation, special projects, community capacity exchange and communications. They have a Scared Children Resource Kit focused on Aboriginal Parents
  20. Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
    FRP Canada promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support families