Attendance (I AM Here Campaign)

About the I AM Here Campaign

Regular school attendance is fundamental to school success. Missing just two days a month can dramatically impact fundamental reading and math skills as well as high school graduation rates. That is why the Avon Maitland District School Board has created the I AM Here Attendance Campaign. 

Who is this Campaign for?

For students: “I AM Here” means that they are present, on time and ready to learn each day. 
For teachers: “I AM Here” means that they stand with their students. They are reliable, dependable, caring adults who facilitate a safe, welcoming classroom environment and are invested in each student’s success.
For parents: “I AM Here” means that they are engaged in encouraging their child’s education and are ready to connect with school staff when necessary. 
For the community: “I AM Here” means that we support and encourage our children and youth by offering support – financial, physical, emotional, social – to ensure that they can attend school regularly.

Struggling to get to School?

We are here to help. Our team of Attendance Counsellors are registered social workers with extensive clinical training and experience working with children and youth who struggle with complex mental, emotional, social, and behavioural challenges. 

Referrals to the Attendance Counsellor may be made by school administrators. If you are a student who is struggling to get to school or you are a parent who is concerned about your child’s attendance, please reach out to your school’s administration or guidance counsellor to request a referral to your school’s Attendance Counsellor. Or check out the resources on the pages in this section!