Congratulations to our February Attendance Olympics Medalists!

Congratulations to our February Attendance Olympics Medalists!

During the month of February we ran two incentives to boost attendance, and awareness about why attendance matters all day, every day.

The Attendance Olympics concluded on Monday, hitting our district goal of 86.8% attendance in February! It was a close race. Congratulations to our winners, Breakthrough Magnet North & Naylor School, with 17 medals each, followed closely behind by Betances Learning Lab with 16. We are so proud of our winners, and so appreciative of all the staff, families and students for your hard work.

See us in the news to the right!

Learn more about our March Madness Golden Basketball Attendance Challenge here!

The Winter Olympics kick-offed on February 3, so February was Attendance Olympics Month at Hartford Public Schools where school-based Attendance incentives had an Olympics theme, and, as part of Black History Month, we  celebrated Black Athletes and their connection to high attendance and continued education. All schools earned medals weekly for each of the following events:

  • 90% or higher Average Daily Attendance
  • 30% or lower Chronic Absenteeism
  • Weekly reduction in Chronic Absenteeism
  • 100% attendance taken on time
  • Photo submission of school based activities

At the end of the month the top 3 schools won prizes for students and ACE team members

Two additional schools were chosen as winners through a random drawing (each medal will be one entry)


In February, the Hartford Public Schools District ACE Team invited all students in grades PreK-12 to participate in our 1st Annual Attendance All Day, Everyday Visual and Video Challenge.

All schools will be voting for their winning poster and video during the first week of March, and then the entire district will vote on the Grand Prize winning student-created poster and video in mid-March!

Video requirements: Videos can be submitted as an individual or group project and/or submit a class video.

o Videos must be no longer than two minutes in length.
o Videos must feature the importance of school attendance and what makes us want to come to school everyday.
o Include the theme words “All day, Every Day.”
o Be student’s own original work

Visual requirements: Posters, Comics, Ads, etc. can be submitted as an individual or group project and/or class poster.

o Posters/Comics/etc. must be no larger than 11 by 17
o Visuals must feature the importance of school attendance and what makes us want to come to school everyday.
o Include the theme words “All day, Every Day.”
o Be student’s own original work and can be in color and/or black and white

The following information must be included with the video and/or visual:

1. Student’s name, school, grade level and homeroom teacher

● Submission details: Entries must be submitted by end-of-day on Monday, February 28, 2022. School based teams (administrator, ILT, student council, etc.) will select their top visual and video. Names of the top winners and video/visual MUST be sent to Corinne Barney no later than Friday, March 4th.

● Winner selection and prizes: District ACE team members will collect all school based winners for submission to a google form. Voting will take place from March 7th to the 11th. The District Central Office will notify winners the last week of March 2022 and award the prizes to all winners at the April Board of Education meeting. All participating students will receive a certificate of recognition for their involvement and plaque.

● District ACE team will select 10 winners across individual, group videos and visuals and prizes are as follows:

o Honored at the April Board of Education Meeting
o Video and/or Visual utilized for 22-23 school year District ACE Attendance Campaign
o Plaque and additional prizes to be awarded at the BOE meeting

● Each school based winner will also receive a trophy and certificate honoring their accomplishment

CHECK OUT FEBRUARY’S ATTENDANCE ACTIVITIES, INCENTIVES AND FUN IN OUR SCHOOLS!