Success For Each Child & Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity

Early Warning Systems

EWS

Early Warning Systems provide powerful tools for to shift educator practice in order to ensure that students stay on track for key academic milestones. By combining real-time predictive data with a coordinated response system, educators can identify and proactively engage students who may not be receiving the support necessary to stay on track for key academic milestones at both individual and system levels. PSESD is committed to providing regional support and technical assistance to support shifting educator practice and beliefs to ensure that all students achieve at high levels.

Professional Learning Opportunities: Our current learning opportunities are listed below. For customized professional development for your school, district, or community organization please contact Marques Gittens at mgittens@psesd.org.

Network Opportunities:


MTSS Peer Learning Network

The MTSS Peer Learning Network is a community of schools committed to deepening fidelity of implementation and integration of academic and non academic interventions with a racial equity lens. We are currently enrolling schools for the 2019-2020 school year.

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9th Grade Success Learning Community

The 9th Grade Success Learning Community is a community of schools committed to eliminating course failure in 9th grade through a cycle of inquiry. Topics to include use of data, teacher teaming, English Language Learners, MTSS, postsecondary pathways, summer bridge programs, climate surveys, attendance, discipline, course performance, authentic engagement & other evidence based interventions.

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Middle School Early Warning Implementation Network

This network will focus on Early Warning Implementation through a continuous improvement frame. Focus areas include data literacy, teaming, tiered interventions, and authentic student and family engagement, attendance, discipline, and course performance.

For More Information & to Express Interest


For more information about Early Warning Systems, including tools and strategies, please visit our resource repository.

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Attendance Awareness Communications Toolkit

Attendance has been proven to be one of the most powerful predictors of academic achievement and can have a dramatic impact on key milestones, including third grade reading, ninth grade achievement, high school graduation, and postsecondary persistence. Chronic absenteeism is missing 10% of school, regardless of the reason. A focus on chronic absenteeism examines the link between loss of class time, academic achievement, and educator practice, including cultivating authentic relationships with students, families, and community organizations. An awareness of chronic absenteeism and its potential impact will empower students, families, and communities to make informed decisions regarding missing school.

The Puget Sound Educational Service District supports the rich diversity of our school communities and believes all students have a fundamental right to equal education.  Join the attendance awareness campaign and support our immigrant and refugee students.  Hashtag along with us, #YouBelongHere, #SchoolEveryDay, #WhySchoolEveryDay, and support our students in understanding the importance of attending school regularly, and in knowing that they indeed belong.


 

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Tools & Strategy:

PSESD is committed to providing relevant tools for educators, students, families and community organizations through our attendance toolkit and media toolkit.

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Attendance Challenge

The Attendance Challenge is a call to action for superintendents and organizational leaders across the Puget Sound region to lead the effort in improving attendance in our school communities.  Leaders are urged to join the Attendance Challenge by accepting the attendance pledge. 

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Professional Development

PSESD is committed to providing professional development to shift educator practice and beliefs to address this issue. For customized PD for your school or organization, please contact us here.

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Media Toolkit

Spread the message about good attendance at the beginning and throughout the school year!

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Attendance Challenge

The Attendance Challenge is a call to action for superintendents & organization leaders across the Puget Sound region to commit to action around attendance. The challenge urges leaders to:  

  • Publicly Prioritize Attendance and Raise Awareness 
  • Mobilize key staff 
  • Commit to identifying and eliminating barriers 
  • Commit to driving with data: using disaggregated attendance data linked to learning

The Puget Sound Educational Service District supports the rich diversity of our school communities and believes all students have a fundamental right to equal education.  Join the attendance awareness campaign and support our immigrant and refugee students.  Hashtag along with us, #YouBelongHere, #SchoolEveryDay, #WhySchoolEveryDay, and support our students in understanding the importance of attending school regularly, and in knowing that they indeed belong.

Download Attendance Toolkit Email Request for the ADA Accessible Version


Join the Attendance Challenge Today! 

Fill out the following form to confirm your organization's commitment to improving attendance. Your district/organization will be listed on this page and also added to Attendance Work's national list. Thank you for taking an important step in ensuring access and success for all students through an intentional focus on improving attendance. 


The Superintendent Attendance Roll

John Welch - Puget Sound Educational Service District

Michael Nelson - Enumclaw School District

Thomas Jay - Skykomish School District

Rebecca Miner - Shoreline School District

 

 

 

Contact Information


 

Uri Salinas
Program Coordinator
425-917-7835
usalinas@psesd.org

Marques Gittens, M. Ed.
Program Director
425-917-7758
mgittens@psesd.org