One of the biggest drains on school office productivity is the daily attempt to reach parents of students with unexcused absences. Unexcused absence is a financial drain as school funding in many states is based on average daily attendance (ADA). Reducing unexcused absences can dramatically impact school funding, increase achievement scores and free up office personnel saving time and financial resources.
Now, imagine your daily attendance calls happening without lifting a finger or phone. That's what's possible with our EZ Attendance and Enhanced EZ Attendance programs.
EZ Attendance: EZ Attendance automatically handles the daily importation of the unexcused absence file and launches the alert calls at one or more times per day. EZ Attendance automatically inserts the student's name into the message making the call more personal and informative.
Example: "Hello, this is the school office calling to inform you that your student, Bobby Smith, was absent from all periods today..."
Because of the full automation, EZ Attendance saves your staff hours each day, ensures accurate reporting, increases attendance and is more efficient than manually contacting parents. EZ Attendance is included in our Unlimited Use PLUS package.
New! Enhanced EZ Attendance - Enhanced EZ Attendance takes EZ Attendance a step farther enabling parents to interact with the absence notification message by leaving a direct reply. The parent's reply is recorded and forwarded immediately to the attendance secretary's email in-box freeing up school phone lines and ending "phone-tag and voice mail jail." Parents love the interactive feature because they can complete the excuse process in one call instead of two! Enhanced EZ Attendance is included in our Unlimited Use ENHANCED package plan.
Example: "Hello, this is the school office calling to inform you that your student, Bobby Smith, was absent from all periods today. To leave an excuse or reason for this absence, please begin speaking after the tone ..."
The Results. One SchoolReach client recently reduced their unexcused absentee rate by more than 50% and recovered hours and hours of staff time once spent dialing for parents. Click on the "EZ Attendance Case Study" button above to learn more.