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The Steps to Success Outreach and Attendance Toolkit for Schools contains multilingual resources to support your school's current early learning outreach and attendance plans. We invite you
to join our bi-monthly webinar to learn about the Steps to Success campaign and how it can help local schools engage families and promote long term success for our earliest learners. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the Steps to Success Outreach and Attendance Toolkit and exchange best practices with colleagues.
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Outreach and Attendance Toolkit The Steps to Success Outreach and Attendance Toolkit is a resource for school leaders that can be used to inform school site efforts to address enrollment and attendance. The toolkit contains: key research and statistics on the value of consistent attendance and early learning enrollment, key messaging suggestions developed in collaboration with county families, outreach and attendance resources, checklists, and templates available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
TK Outreach ResourcesResources have been developed to support community messaging about TK eligibility. Schools can download social media posts and images, a TK Information Night PPT, and digital banners available in multiple languages.
Early Learning YouTube PlaylistAccess short videos that answer frequently asked questions about early learning and early learning enrollment in Santa Clara County. New videos about various early learning topics are added each month.
Outdoor BannersOutdoor open enrollment banners with Steps to Success colors are available for schools to download and edit. Files are prepped for a 10' x 4' banner.
County welcome letter for families The first day of school county welcome letter is for new preschool, TK, and K families and can be included in your school’s welcome packet. The letter provides a welcome from the County Superintendent of Schools, first day of school community resources (including a “First Day of School Read Aloud List” created by the San Jose Public Library), and information about the importance of consistent attendance.
Early learning family night Early Learning Family Night is an event that can be hosted before the first day of school in order to familiarize families and their incoming preschool, TK, K children with the campus, teachers, and staff. The event consists of activities held across the campus in a scavenger hunt format. Download the campus signs, PPT presentation, and scavenger hunt tracker for this event. Additional campus activities for the event can be found in the toolkit.
Outreach letter templates Download outreach templates for potential families in order to inform them about enrollment in early learning programs at your school or district.
Flyers Access editable open enrollment flyers and flyers containing information about the diversity of early learning options within Santa Clara County (contains enrollment links).
Infographics Download literacy, math, and foundational skills infographics to embed within your website or outreach collateral. The infographics provide a summary of skills learned across preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten. An infographic explaining the value of attendance and enrollment in early learning is also included.
Parent ambassador tools Families with children already enrolled in your school can be great resources when speaking to prospective parents. Download editable parent ambassador recruitment letters and talking points.
School tour toolkit School tours can be helpful with engaging interested families and caregivers. Access a sample agenda, checklist, and PPT to create a virtual or in-person school tour.
Social media images Access social media images that can be modified to fit the communications needs of your school. Examples of posts can be found within the Outreach and Attendance Toolkit.
Site-level attendance resources The Outreach and Attendance Toolkit contains links to site-level attendance resources created by our partners at attendanceworks.org. The toolkit contains links to the “Bringing Attendance Home Toolkit,” back to school letter template, social media ideas, and infographics.