United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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As the needs of Southwest Virginians change, so too do the best practices for meeting those needs.

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Join us in our fight for our friends and neighbors in Southwest Virginia by exploring the options below.

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United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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2019 Chronic Absense Report

2019 Absense Report

2019 Chronic Absense Report

2019 Chronic Absense Report Guide

2022 Impact Reports

2022 Innovation Impact Report

2022 Mixed Delivery Impact Report

2022 Virginia Quality Impact Report

Best Practice Model Documentation

Smyth County Public Schools

Why Attendance and Chronic Absence?

Civic Leaders, Business & Community Messaging

Take Action

Video: Attendance Works: A Community Imperative

10 Steps Communities can Take to Reduce Chronic Absence

Key Research

Attendance Playbook July 2019

Chronic Absenteeism in Virginia and the Challenged School Divisions

Chronic Absenteeism in Virginia and the Challenged School Divisions

Why Attendance Matters for Achievement and How Interventions Can Help

National and State Resources

Kids Count

Virginia DOE website

Prevention Strategies and Programs: Attendance and Truancy

Attendance and Truancy among Virginia Students

12 module video series

Truancy Related Data and Student Attendance Policy Regulations

Parent Messaging

Bringing Attendance Home

Back to School Letter

My Child's Attendance Success Plan

My Family's Help Bank

Home Visits

Principal and Attendance Team Resources

Leading Attendance: A Principal Toolkit

Self Assessment

3 Tiers of Intervention

Establishing School-wide Attendance Incentives

Use Chronic Absence Data to Determine Need for Additional Supports

Factors that Contribute to Chronic Absence

Attendance Infographic (English)

Attendance Infographic (Spanish)

Key Research on Health Issues

Resource Guide: Controlling Environments and Managing Asthma

How Sick is too Sick?

Student Messaging

Certificate of Achievement (from Count Us In)

Incentives

Superintendent Resources

Superintendents Call to Action

PreK Attendance

Audience Messaging

Perfectly Punctuated Campaign: for Preschool

Audience Messaging

Early and Often: Showing Up in Preschool Matters

Audience Messaging

Elem Attendance

Audience Messaging

Middle & High School Attendance

Audience Messaging

Calculating Chronic Absense

District Self-Assessment Tool

Address Barriers and Root Causes

System-Wide Resources

Key Messages Around Chronic Absenteeism

Tips for Starting Your Attendance Initiative

Teacher Resources

Teaching Attendance Video

Classroom Attendance Calculator

Student Attendance Success Plans

Making the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference

VQB5 Observer Orientation

BlankFW91.pdf

Blankfw91.pdf

CLASS Scoring Summary Sheet

CLASS scoring summary sheet

CLASS Observer Infant Certificate

CLASS Observer Infant Certificate

FY23 Contract Observer Agreement

FY23 Contract Observer Agreement

FY23 Infant CLASS Observation Feedback Form

FY23 Infant CLASS Observation Feedback Form

FY23 Pre-K CLASS Observation Feedback Form

FY23 Pre-K CLASS Observation Feedback Form

FY23 Toddler CLASS Observation Feedback Form

FY23 Toddler CLASS Observation Feedback Form

VDOE Local Observation Guide

Local Observations Guidebook

Top 10 in the United States by Charity Navigator in 2018 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency Charity Navigator Four Star Charity United Way 2020 Membership Requirements Completed

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