Attendance Matters
  • The Attendance team is a part of the MTSS department which supports schools in the development of sustainable attendance, academic and behavioral tiered systems of support through relationship building, focused training, and strategic coaching in order to ensure schools have the systems needed to guarantee equitable outcomes for all students

    The Attendance work is constantly evolving due to the changing conditions. PPS recognizes the importance of attendance and its direct connection to student achievement. Throughout the district, schools have developed a plan for comprehensive distance learning and are building a systematic approach to reduce chronic and severe absenteeism as we return to hybrid and in person learning.  K-8 schools are supported in a cluster model with each coach supporting approximately 3 high school clusters, while each comprehensive high school has an attendance coach assigned to support their attendance work.. Schools are equipped with tools for effective Attendance Supports and Engagement Response Teams (ASERT). Each school also has an Attendance Coach to help support this work. This includes outreach that supports school and community staff in building relationships with diverse families, and intensive interventions for some of our highest needs students and families.

    Recognize the Signs

    Good Attendance: School attendance is above 94%; the student is missing less than one day of school in a 20-day school time span.

    Acceptable Attendance: School attendance is between 90% and 93.9%; the student is missing less than two full days out of 20.

    Chronic Absences: School attendance is between 80% and 89.9%; the student is missing between two and four full days out of 20, or two full days out of 10.

    Severe Absences: School attendance is below 80%; the student is missing more than four full days out of 20 or more than two full days out of 10 days.

Back to School 2021

Attendance & Engagement Team

Dunya Minoo
Attendance & Engagement Senior Program Manager
Hoa Nguyen
Attendance Coach
Monique Johnson
Attendance Coach
Eduardo Reyes
Attendance Coach
Wendy Newcomb
Attendance Coach
Chris Williams
Program Manager - Student Engagement
Glenn Lamotte
Engagement Coach
Maurice Davis
Engagement Coach