Be Present!

Logo for Be Present Attendance Challenge

What is the Be Present! Attendance Challenge?
In January of 2019, Bristol Tennessee City Schools launched a completely original (and insane) attendance challenge to educate and motivate students and parents to establish and meet attendance goals!

What were the spring 2019 challenge dates?
Challenge Day 1: Thursday, January 24
Challenge Day 2: Friday, February 22
Challenge Day 3: Thursday, March 28
Challenge Day 4: Friday, May 10

How was the winning school determined?
On each of the four dates above, one school was recognized for the largest percentage increase in attendance. The percentage increase of each school was calculated by comparing the school’s attendance rate on the challenge day with the attendance rate on the same day of the previous year. The school with the largest increase was the WINNER!

What happened when the Be Present! Prize Patrol showed up at a school?
A par-tay! The Be Present! Prize Patrol bus arrived packed with prizes, of course, a "surprise" celebrity, and other local dignitaries. With loud fanfare, students and teachers were called to an assembly where the school was recognized for their accomplishments and presented with a $100 award. The best part ... ALL STUDENTS received a prize from The Prize Patrol!

Community Partners
The Be Present! Attendance Challenge is a true community effort. Numerous businesses generously donated prizes, promotional space for yard signs and marquee messages, and other support for this important initiative. Community partners for the spring 2019 challenges included the following:

Graphic with list of Be Present! sponsors

Special thanks to the following Bristol Tennessee City Schools departments: Coordinated School Health, Family Resource Center, School Nutrition, and Transportation.


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