Educators know the impact a phone call can have on the trajectory of a student. Studies have also documented the positive effects school to family communication can have on improving attendance.
Schools are houses of invisible complexity. There are so many moving pieces that without strong systems it is nearly impossible for a school leader to create consistent adult behaviors that yield predictable and positive results with students. A contact logging system is one example of a tool school leaders can use to promote staff-wide action around parent and family communication.