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Agencies launch distance learning engagement PSA, offer tips for success as new school year begins

Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 19:39:01-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — The Kern County Superintendent of Schools, in partnership with the Kern Education Pledge and the Truancy Reduction and Attendance Coalition of Kern launched a distance learning engagement campaign titled "Present, Engaged and Supported!" featuring a PSA and tips for distance learning success.

For the past six years, TRACK has hosted an annual attendance awareness month every September to promote the value of good school attendance and its direct correlation with student achievement.

"We are really focused on emphasizing that strong, trusting relations between students, families, teachers, and other critical school staff will have a significant impact on the ability of students to focus and learn in this new environment," said Sal Arias, KCSOS Prevention Program Coordinator and chairman of TRACK. "Establishing and maintaining regular communication with families and welcoming them as partners will help ensure that students are supported at home and in school."

The "Present, Engaged and Supported!" campaign features resources for parents, students and educators at TRACK's website.