Customize your postcard!
Research shows that sending postcards home to students’ families can make a difference in reducing chronic absenteeism. One study found that sending a single postcard reduced absences by about 2.4%. Another study found that communicating to families how many days of school their student had missed in the postcard could further reduce absenteeism. (Check out the “Inspire Me” section below to see this in practice!)
To help you give it a try in your community, we’ve made a template you can use to design your own postcard. Use the template and suggestions below to get started!