Attendance Communication

Unlocking Success: Insights from the 2024 K-12 Family Survey

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By SchoolStatus 2 min

At SchoolStatus, we believe that meaningful connections between schools and families are the cornerstone of student success. 

That’s why we embarked on a mission to uncover key insights into K-12 family engagement and communication dynamics through a comprehensive survey. The 2024 K-12 Family Survey provides valuable insights that go beyond mere data points; it offers a roadmap for school districts to navigate the complex landscape of family engagement. 

In this blog post, we’ll share a few key findings and provide you with additional resources.

Meet Families Where They Are

One of the key findings of the survey is the importance of proactive communication in addressing absenteeism. Families overwhelmingly (more than 71%) emphasized their preference for consistent, positive messaging that celebrates good attendance and calls out improvement. And they want to know about any absenteeism before a pattern takes hold. More than 45% of families only received communications about the importance of attendance after their child was absent; 9% never received these types of communications at all. By adopting proactive communication strategies, schools can empower families to take an active role in supporting their children’s successful journey through school.

Additionally, the survey highlighted the desire for tailored communication that meets the diverse needs of families. 37% of non-English speaking families reported that communications were not consistently relevant and tailored to them and their children’s needs. 

From non-English speaking families to those with specific preferences for digital communication channels, schools must ensure that their communication strategies are inclusive and accessible to all. 

Empower Change

The 2024 K-12 Family Survey is more than just a collection of data—it’s a catalyst for change. By embracing the insights and recommendations outlined in the survey, school districts can foster meaningful connections with families, drive student success, and create inclusive and supportive learning environments for all students. 

Join us on this journey as we unlock success together. To learn more:

Together, let’s pave the way for positive educational outcomes and stronger connections between schools and families.

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SchoolStatus is a unified K-12 platform that enables districts and schools to engage more families and improve attendance with our easy-to-use communications hub and data-driven attendance solutions. We support an integrated and impactful educational experience, from district leadership to families at home. With more than two hundred million successful school-home interactions, and millions of users, SchoolStatus drives meaningful results for districts and schools across the US.
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