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 2017-2018 Principal Attendance Awareness Challenge

A significant part of the 2017 Attendance Awareness Campaign was an effort to recognize those superstar principals who are actively engaging parents, students, and staff to improve attendance and decrease chronic absence by implementing effective site-based strategies.

Principals were invited to complete an online survey describing their rate of chronic absenteeism and to identify the strategies and tools used to raise awareness of the importance of attending school every day. Additionally, they were asked to describe what incentives they used to promote consistent attendance and how they addressed specific barriers faced by their students. Responses were rated based on points allotted for each question and used to determine the winners of this challenge.

Due to a generous donation from Phillips 66, a $10 gift card was awarded to all respondents who completed the survey. Additionally, $500 for the grand prize winner, $300 for the second place winner, and $200 for the third place winner. The three winners and all who completed the survey were also recognized in the 2018 Attendance Awareness Calendar.


Principal Challenge winning principals pictured with Superintendent Karen Sakata and Board President, Fatima Alleyne
Pictured from left to right, Superintendent Karen Sakata; Jessica Petrilli, Helms Middle School; Alison Huie, Sylvester Greenwood Academy; Jeff Wallace, John Swett High School; Laura Casdia, Ayers Elementary; Linn Kiffinger, Ygnacio Valley Elementary; County Board President, Fatima Alleyne, PH.D.

Grand Prize Winner

Jeff Wallace, John Swett High School, John Swett Unified School District

Second Place Winner

Alison Huie, Sylvester Greenwood Academy, West Contra Costa Unified School District

Third Place Winner

Jessica Petrilli, Helms Middle School, West Contra Costa Unified School District

Runners Up

Lindsay Wisely, Antioch Middle School, Antioch Unified School District

Annie Flores-Aikey, Carquinez Middle School, John Swett Unified School District

Tawny Leonard, Gehringer Elementary, Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Patti Bannister, Diablo View Middle, Oakley Union Elementary School District

Katherine Acosta-Verprauskus, Montalvin Manor Elementary, Antioch Unified School District

Peter Aloo, Stewart Elementary, West Contra Costa Unified School District

Farnaz Heydari, Grant Elementary, West Contra Costa Unified School District

Edith Jordan-McCormick, El Cerrito High, Antioch West Contra Costa Unified School District

Kibby Kleiman, Pinole Valley High, Antioch West Contra Costa Unified School District

Phillips 66 donated the funds that made this challenge possible.


2017 Contra Costa County Attendance Awareness Poster Contest

Grand Prize Winning Poster

Winning Attendance poster by Haley Brown

Haley Brown
1st Grade, Rodeo Hills Elementary, John Swett Unified School District


Poster Contest Winners

Attendance poster by Belicia Bright

Belicia Bright
5th Grade, Woodside Elementary
Mt. Diablo Unified USD


Attendance poster by Kalana Christensen

Kalana Christensen
2nd Grade, Timber Point Elementary
Byron Union SD


Attendance poster by Sebastian Mendoza

Sebastian Mendoza
5th Grade, Ygnacio Valley Elementary
Mt. Diablo Unified USD


Attendance poster by Jocelyn Rodriguez

Jocelyn Rodriguez
5th Grade, Ygnacio Valley Elementary
Mt. Diablo Unified USD

Attendance poster by Keelan Caldwell

Keelan Caldwell
5th Grade, Harding Elementary
West Contra Costa USD


Attendance poster by Michael Gonzalez

Michael Gonzalez
3rd Grade, Ygnacio Valley Elementary
Mt. Diablo Unified USD


Attendance poster by Sutter O'Steen

Sutter O'Steen
5th Grade, Valley Verde Elementary
Mt. Diablo Unified USD


Attendance poster by Brooklynn Terborg

Brooklynn Terborg
5th Grade, Woodside Elementary
Mt. Diablo Unified USD

Attendance poster by Calissa Caniezo

Calissa Caniezo
3rd Grade, Rodeo Hills Elementary
John Swett USD


Attendance poster by Amori Hargrove

Amori Hargrove
5th Grade, Woodside Elementary
Mt. Diablo Unified USD


Attendance poster by Riona Rane

Riona Rane
1st Grade, Rodeo Hills Elementary
John Swett USD


Attendance poster by Maya White

Maya White
5th Grade, Woodside Elementary
Mt. Diablo Unified USD

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