Our Attendance Campaign is one of our biggest, continuing, initiatives for the 2015 - 2016 school year in Monmouth/Middlesex. It is clear that high student attendance directly leads to increased gains and outcomes. We know that bad weather conditions, transportation issues, and myriad other unforeseeable obstacles can make it difficult to get children to school on time, so we developed an Attendance Toolkit for all classrooms. Children get excited to come to school for weekly Hat Day, Pajama Day, and other themes created by the teaching staff. Children also get pumped to win the "traveling" trophy if their classroom has the best attendance each month. We ensure staff at all levels of the program are involved in getting our children to school every day and on time by incorporating personal touch-points through Teachers and Family Advocates when a child is absent. While attendance naturally fluctuates, the campaign has allowed us to keep attendance at the forefront, since children can't learn if they're not in school.