As part of a commitment to bring students back to the classroom, Spring ISD administrators, teachers, and community volunteers will take to the streets on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 19 for the district’s annual Success Walk.
This year’s event will kick off at 9 a.m. at Westfield High School (16713 Ella Blvd, 77090).
Each year, the Success Walk aims to directly reach out to those students who may have not yet returned to class this year or who are struggling with attendance. The outreach is a part of the district’s EVERYday Counts, Attendance Matters campaign, committed to helping students and families understand that going to school every day and avoiding absences whenever possible is critical to achievement.
Volunteers will canvass neighborhoods in hopes of making contact with enrolled students who have poor attendance and are in danger of failing their classes. Once making contact, volunteers will talk with students and their families about the importance of coming to school, as well as to address any obstacles they may be facing this school year.
“We understand that our district has lost about 2,000 students since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Spring ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lupita Hinojosa. “Our goal for the Success Walk is to not only get all 2,000 students back into the classroom, but to reach out to those current families that may struggle with attendance due to many different reasons. We want to ensure that Spring ISD families understand that we are here to support every student and encourage them to return to school.”
During the fall semester, the district focused outreach on students who were at risk of dropping out or who had not yet returned to school. Now, Spring ISD is targeting students who are currently enrolled but not coming to school consistently. Students with less than 75% attendance are in jeopardy of failing their classes—placing them at-risk of not being promoted or graduating.
“Our students need to know that we care about their success, and that means being in school every day,” said Director of Student Affairs Thomas Graham Jr. “We are looking forward to getting out early Saturday morning and bringing our students back to school.”
In addition to the event, Spring ISD offers a range of services targeted to support at-risk students, including the Achieving Success Alternative Program (ASAP) program. Counselors and social workers are also available on every school campus to offer academic guidance, mental health services, and additional support to assist students that may be struggling.
For event questions, contact Thomas Graham, Director of Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-891-6319.