Student Attendance

Resources for Schools

A school's attendance program has two parts:

  • Data collection and reporting of how many students are in school each day; and
  • Programs and policies that encourage students to come to school every day.  

Network attendance managers help schools by sharing policies, structures and routines that improve the timeliness and accuracy of data collection and practices that can increase attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism. They also support related ATS procedures and can share reports that are used to track student attendance.

Look up network contact information by using the ATS DCON function, or click here 

Visit the Principals Portal Attendance Page 

The Attendance page on the Principals' Portal is the first stop for resources including:

(See a  Good Way to get to Principals' Portal for anyone with a DOE Outlook ID logging in from a private computer.)

Share Your Attendance Success Story - Networks, Attendance Teachers or schools are invited to submit stories about how they improved attendance—throughout a school or for an individual student.  

Key Links

ATS Web-Connect from DOE network computers , from private computers

DOE Wiki for ATS technical advice

OSYD's Web applications including the Consolidated plan (Attendance Plan), OORS, and SOHO

Historical attendance data (month by month (PAR data)  

Daily school-wide attendance  

Visit the SchoolEveryDay webpage. 

 Guidance Portal for resources for students and families  

Attendance Works  a national initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance with lots of handouts for families

Chancellor's Regulations

Working Papers

School Calendars  and Calendar Change Requests   

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