Solving Chronic Absence:

Information and resources for educators and community coalitions

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Talking to Parents -- Sample Letter and Script

A letter and script are provided as examples of early contacts with parents whose children are chronically absent. The sample letter and script emphasize a positive, engaging tone and are written at a 6th grade reading level.

Sample Letter

Download a sample letter for initial correspondence with parents of chronically absent students.

Note: Personal contact is best

Sample Script

Download a sample script for intial conversation with parents of chronically absent students