Attendance Campaign

Every School Day Counts bannerContra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Karen Sakata, and the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office, are proud to partner on an awareness campaign entitled Every School Day Counts: Attend today, Achieve for a Lifetime! This campaign is designed to provide communication resources to schools, engage school communities, and boost student attendance as soon as children enter school.


Year three of our county-wide Attendance Awareness Campaign kicks off!

Contra Costa County Office of Education is excited to embark on another year of helping you to raise awareness regarding the importance of daily school attendance.

2018 Attendance Awareness Calendars Now Available

2018 Attendance Awareness calendarThis keepsake calendar displays the winning submissions from the “Every School Day Counts” Poster contest for K-5 Elementary students.

Our attendance awareness monthly themes and key messages are also included, along with a list of district principals recognized with the Principal Attendance Awareness Challenge.

Order your Beautiful Calendar Today!

Download the 2018 Attendance Awareness Calendar order form





Plan Ahead... Use the Attendance Monthly Themes and Key Messages in your School Newsletter. Improving attendance and reducing chronic absence takes commitment, collaboration, and tailored approaches to address each individual school community. The Contra Costa County Office of Education is committed to providing your school with tools and resources to help you meet your goals of improving attendance at your school sites.

Attendance Awareness Toolkit showing booklet and postersEvery School Day Counts Toolkits

The Every School Day Counts Toolkit helps schools and community partners get started in taking steps toward those solutions. The downloadable digital file includes:

  • Toolkit Overview
  • A Tool for Self-Assessment
  • Parent flyers in English and Spanish
  • Talking points about attendance for multiple audiences
  • Tips for getting in touch with hard-to-reach parents
  • Guidelines for establishing school-wide attendance incentives
  • Attendance certificates to reward good attendance
  • Posters To Display at your Schools

Download your school district's customized Every School Day Counts Toolkit here


Title Name (click to email) Phone FAX
Senior Director, Educational Services Lindy Khan, Ed.D, (925) 942-3343 (925) 942-3353
Administrative Assistant Yanina Salazar Angulo (925) 942-3368 (925) 942-3353
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