FCSD hosts attendance awareness event


Dozens of Fulton City School District families flocked to the annual free Attendance Awareness kickoff event where they found food, fun and prizes that helped promote life-long learning.
 
District officials were joined by community partner agencies to provide a collective message to Fulton families: we will promote healthy habits to ensure every child attends school daily. Students were asked to sign an attendance pledge, received free books and school supplies, painted kindness rocks with positive messages and learned about the school-to-home support network to help them stay in school. A picnic-style lunch was also served.
 
FCSD teachers, support staff members, administrators and Superintendent Brian Pulvino stopped by the event to show they, too, stand behind the importance of attendance awareness. Decreasing district-wide chronic absenteeism, where a student misses 10 percent or more of the 180 school days each school year, is one goal for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
The district hosts the event every September in celebration of Attendance Awareness Month.


Francis Corradino, a Granby Elementary second-grader, prepares
to sign an attendance pledge which states he is committed to
being present at Granby throughout the school year.