Districts & Educators

Support your district attendance goals with the Stay in the Game! Network

Stay in the Game! plays a key role in connecting districts and education leaders to the resources and tools that can meaningfully improve attendance, including:

    • A Campaign Playbook to customize district and school campaigns
    • Attendance campaign materials to use in schools and community
    • Incentives and activities aimed at students to reward good and improved attendance
    • Peer learning opportunities to meaningfully impact attendance
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What it means to build an attendance campaign

We understand your school district will take the lead in addressing attendance, but we hope our resources, partners and experience will assist you along the way to create the most effective attendance campaign plans for your district. The benefits:

Create a positive and welcoming school climate

Bring awareness to the importance of attendance

Empower students to make informed decisions about attendance

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Your team can build a winning campaign

The Playbook is designed to make improved student attendance a reality. The SITG! Network will highlight bright spots, best practices and
emerging research so your district can continue to have greater
impacts on student attendance.

Build your team of advocates

Analyze your district's attendance data

Lay the groundwork for your communications plan

Develop your engagement plan

Implement and analyze your game plan

The playbook is instrumental for our teachers and staff. They’ve been really amazed at some of the strategies, tips, and some of the structuring of how to help students become more aware of their attendance and attending more regularly.

Dr. Henry Pettiegrew

– Superintendent, East Cleveland City Schools

Districts that are doing it right

Coming out of the pandemic, districts are making progress. From Dayton, to Columbus, to Cleveland, districts across Ohio are using the learnings from SITG! to impact their attendance levels.

Columbus City School District

In their first year as a SITG! partner, Columbus City School District as compared to this time last year decreased their chronic absenteeism rate by more than 7%.

Akron Public Schools

Akron Public Schools saw a decrease in chronic absenteeism in 35 out of 45 schools (about 78%), including 5 elementary buildings with a double-digit decrease.

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Akron Public Schools

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Bedford City Schools

Berea City Schools

Brooklyn City Schools

Caldwell Exempted Village School District

Campbell City Schools

Canton City Schools

Canton Local Schools

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Columbus City Schools

Conneaut Area City Schools

Crooksville Exempted Village Schools

Dayton Public Schools

East Cleveland City Schools

East Palestine City Schools

Edison Local Schools

Elyria City Schools

Euclid City Schools

Hamilton Local Schools

Garfield Heights City Schools

Huron City Schools

Lakewood City Schools

Liberty Local Schools

Licking Heights Local Schools

Lorain City Schools

Mansfield City Schools

Maple Heights City Schools

Medina City Schools

Morgan Local Schools

Niles City Schools

North Olmsted City Schools

Oberlin City Schools

Orchard Park Academy

Painesville City Schools

Parma City Schools

Pinnacle Academy

Shaker Heights City Schools

South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools

St. Martin De Porres High School

Toledo Public Schools

The Brilliance Academy

Warrensville Heights City Schools

Waverly City Schools

Western Local Schools

Whitehall City Schools

Windham Exempted City Schools

Youngstown City Schools

Discover how the Stay in the Game! program assisted these educators in promoting attendance

How do you want to get in the game?


Planning District

Ready to start? Planning districts have access to the digital Campaign Playbook, peer learning opportunities, and receive implementation support from the Network.


Learning District

Want to learn more before a full campaign? Learning districts have access to tools, resources and the peer learning network, and implement the campaign independently.

Want to know more? Review our informational deck for details on how SITG! Network can work for you!

Ready to tackle attendance? Join the
Stay in the Game Network!

If your district is ready to increase attendance in your community, Stay in the Game! is ready to support.

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