Lake County 100% Attendance Challenge Announced for 2018 – 2019 School Year

September 24, 2018

LAKE COUNTY, CALIF (September 24, 2018) – The Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) announced new dates for this school year’s countywide Attendance Challenge. All Lake County schools will be competing with each other for bragging rights to who has the best attendance.

This year the Attendance Challenge will take place over two different weeks. The first Attendance Challenge week will be October 15 – 19, 2018. The second Attendance Challenge week will be March 18 – 22, 2019.

This year’s winners will be the schools with the highest combined attendance data from both of those weeks.

Awards will be given in the following six categories:

  • Highest Attendance Percentage for a Lake County Elementary School
  • Highest Attendance Percentage for a Lake County Middle School
  • Highest Attendance Percentage for a Lake County High School
  • Highest Attendance Percentage for a Lake County Alternative School
  • Highest Attendance Percentage for a Lake County Preschool School
  • Most Improved Attendance Percentage Lake County School

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe will once again donate award monies to the Lake County Office of Education to be presented to the six winning Lake County schools.

Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools explains, “Good school attendance is essential to academic success. When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.”

Rob Young, Emergency Services and Special Projects Coordinator at LCOE, is organizing the project. “Last year the Attendance Challenge was very successful across all Lake County campuses. This year we’ve expanded it, and we’re looking forward to the competition.”

Shane Lee, Principal of Coyote Valley Elementary School in Hidden Valley says, "Our students were excited and mobilized.  It was a wonderful environment here at CVE.  When our school wide announcement proclaiming our win, reached our classrooms, the collective cheers could be heard all over campus.”

Last year’s winners were:

  • Clear Lake High School, Lakeport Unified School District
  • Terrace Middle School, Lakeport Unified School District
  • Coyote Valley Elementary School, Middletown Unified School District

Lee adds, “Coming to school each day is very important and the Attendance Challenge allowed our students, staff, and community to celebrate and discuss the importance of attendance."

Each school district will be sending information home to students and parents about the Attendance Challenge

 

Photo caption:
Each winning school from last year’s inaugural Attendance Channel received a banner, including Terrace Middle School, Clear Lake High School, and Coyote Valley Elementary School.


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