Spring ISD needs volunteers to help get dropouts back in school
HOUSTON – Aug. 18, 2016 – To help students understand the importance of staying in school and graduating, Spring ISD administrators and volunteers will walk neighborhoods on Saturday, Sept. 10, during the district’s annual grad walk, sharing the message that attendance is important and that graduation is within reach.
“Unfortunately, many of our students who have dropped out or stopped attending were within a few classes of completing the requirements for graduation,” said Dr. LaQuita Carter, officer of school leadership. “We have a host of programs and staff to help students get those requirements and graduate. This walk is our chance to personally ask our students to come back and complete their program of studies. It’s our chance to let them know that Spring ISD cares about them.”
Although much of the focus is on high school students, elementary and middle school students who have a history of excessive absences or have high indicators that they will not complete high school will also be targeted.
Volunteers and school teams will start the day at Dekaney High School, 22351 Imperial Valley Drive, at 9 a.m. for a kick-off rally. From there, small groups will head out to neighborhoods and apartment complexes surrounding the district’s 38 campuses to pass out handouts, door hangers and information outlining the district’s options to complete high school along with literature about the importance of attendance.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Family and Community Engagement department at 281-891-6013 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers, external only, will also need to complete a VIPS application that includes a criminal background check. Volunteers must be signed up by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.