ATTENDANCE LEARNING INSTITUTE

Oakland Natives Give Back is pleased to launch the Attendance Learning Institute (ALI) for the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of the institute is to provide Oakland schools who are committed to decreasing chronic absenteeism at their school site with an opportunity to share, learn, implement, and grow together with the ONGB team. The work of ALI will be documented throughout the year to capture best practices and lessons learned to guide future work. Schools who are selected will be able to participate for up to three years and receive approximately $10,000 in materials and resources to maximize their efforts. They will also receive up to $10,000 to implement an action plan to continue to reduce chronic absenteeism at their school. After the first year of participation, schools who have successfully engaged in the process may be asked to reapply to continue for the second year. Participation is contingent on mutual agreement and continued funding. The ALI is funded by Oakland Natives Give Back a not-for-profit 501c3 organization.

 

This year Oakland Natives Give Back (ONGB) will partner with up to 8 Oakland Public Schools to participate in ALI. The partnerships will be based on the evolution of a relationship between ONGB and each school site developed throughout the school year. ALI schools will submit monthly attendance reports and keep ONGB up to date with progress and maintaining good communication with ONGB (data updates, attendance at meetings, enthusiasm, and increase in daily attendance).

 

Examples of Resources and Support*:

Elementary Schools:

ONGB marketing packet (Co-branded ONGB tee shirts, posters, banner)

Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge packet (banner, flyers, posters, informational welcome letter).

All students at the selected schools are expected to participate unless their families opt out.

Monthly Perfect Attendance Certificates

4 classroom field trips (quarterly)

End of year celebration trip for the fifth-grade class with the best attendance

Professional Development for school staff

 

Middle Schools:

ONGB marketing packet (posters, banner)

Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge packet

All students at the selected schools are expected to participate unless their families opt out.

Monthly Perfect Attendance Certificates

2 homerooms with the best attendance field trip (one each semester)

ONGB Takeover for the grade with the best attendance: DJ, food trucks, basketball, bouncy house, obstacle courses, contests, workshops,

or ONGB can elect to fund another element of your attendance program  

Professional Development for school staff

 

High Schools:

ONGB marketing packet (posters, banner)

Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge packet.

All students at the selected schools are expected to participate unless their families opt out.

Monthly Perfect Attendance Certificates

Up to four field trips: Including ONGB College Tours. 

Professional Development for school staff

 

*Offerings of Resources and Support may change based on need or capacity.

 

The ultimate goal of ALI is to improve the graduation rate of students in Oakland through increased daily attendance. To achieve this goal ALI provides Oakland Public schools with the opportunity to document successes and programmatic next steps to decrease chronic absenteeism.

 

Attendance Learning Institute Timeline:

July 6, 2018                                          Application available

July 16, 2018 (11:59 pm PST)          Application deadline submitted electronically on ONGB website

July 19th, 2018                                    Notification of Selected Schools

July 20th, 2018,11:00am-2: 00 pm   Mandatory Orientation Meeting for Selected Schools (food provided)

August 5, 2018, 11:30 am                Participating ALI Schools announced at Oakland Natives Give

                                                                 Back 11th Annual Back-to-School Rally at Oakland City Hall

August 6th-August 10th                   Mandatory ONGB Planning meeting (date to be determined)

August 2018 - June 2019                Implement strategies to lower chronic absenteeism

                                                                 Attend monthly mandatory meetings

                                                                 Share attendance data

                                                                 Enroll students in Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge

 

Instructions: Click on the APPLY TODAY link below. Create a log-in account in the top right corner. Once you log in to apply for the Attendance Learning Institute application. Submit ALI application online by July 16, 2018, 11:59 PST. NO EXCEPTIONS! Once you submit your application, you cannot modify it. If you have any questions, call Ruqayyah Abdul-Rahim, ALI Lead at (909) 205-9734.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

What is the Attendance Learning Institute?

Oakland Natives Give Back (ONGB) seeks to acknowledge schools who make it a priority to lower the absentee rate in Oakland public schools. The up to eight public schools in Oakland that are selected for lowering the chronic absentee rate in their schools will participate in the ALI. These schools will receive a $10,000 budget and an additional approximately $10,000 in support and materials to assist in their effort.

 

How can a school enter the contest?

Any public school in Oakland can submit one proposal for lowering the chronic absentee rate in their school.

 

How many schools will participate in the Attendance Learning Institute?

Up to eight Oakland public schools will receive $10,000 in support and materials AND up to a $10,000 budget to implement their action plan to reduce chronic absenteeism.

 

Who will be judging the submitted plans?

ONGB staff will score all submitted plans and select the participating schools.

 

How long do we have to develop and submit the absentee reduction plan?

July 6, 2018 -July 16, 2018. The deadline is July 16, 2018 11:59pm PST.

 

When will the winner be announced?

The winning schools will be publicly announced on August 5, 2018 at the Oakland Natives Give Back 11th Annual Back-to-School Rally. ONGB will post the winners on our website at www.oaklandnatives.org.

 

What are the chances of my school participating in ALI?

The chances of your school participating depends on how many plans are submitted. Up to eight schools will participate based on the points earned on their submitted application.

 

Is OUSD funding the award?

No. Oakland Natives Give Back (a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization) is funding the ALI from private donations. The awarding funds are not associated with OUSD .

 

Who can we call if we have more questions?

Please call Ruqayyah Abdul-Rahim, Attendance Learning Institute Lead at (909) 205-9734. For more information about the institute and for updates please visit www.oaklandnatives.org.

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