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Five Ways to Take Advantage of Your Partnership With Kinvolved!

By August 24, 2017 No Comments

At Kinvolved, we aim to provide you, our partners, with the strongest support possible. With this in mind, we are pleased to share these five key tips to make the most of KiNVO in 20172018!

Attend our Attendance Summits!

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James with Kinvolved Co-Founders

This is a great networking opportunity, during which  you will meet fellow school educators, administrators, district leaders and community-based organization partners, who are equally passionate about elevating student attendance. In the past, our Summits have included professional development sessions on attendance research and policy, tactical training on KiNVO, and support in developing strategic attendance plans. We have enjoyed keynote remarks by the inspiring Letitia James, Public Advocate of the City of New York, and other local leaders.

SAVE THE DATE: Our first 2017-2018 Attendance Summit is scheduled for Friday, October 20th. A formal invitation to this FREE event is coming soon!

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James with Kinvolved Co-Founders
Take advantage of our training and online resources to roll out KiNVO at your school!

We offer a virtual training to each school team, which we will tailor to your goals and needs. During this training, your administrators will learn how they can best use KiNVO within your school community.

Our users also have access to an amazing FAQ resource library that holds articles and videos with tips on everything from logging into KiNVO to using our reporting features, and more.

Additionally, we suggest that you attend our monthly webinars as part of your training. These are great, free opportunities to ask any clarifying questions, deepen your use of KiNVO’s features, and learn from other KiNVO users’ best practices.


Our staff members are happy to help you set short- and long-term goals to measure successful KiNVO implementation at your school. Our partners that establish goals for KiNVO usage from the launch have experienced significantly more success in their first year of our partnership than those who have left utilization of the tool to ambiguity.

If you’d like us to visit your school, we’re happy to do so!, A member of our team can offer an in-person training for an additional fee. Please reach out to support@kinvolved.com to learn more!

Incentivize students to increase attendance with monthly prizes or celebrations!

Ms. Taryn Cheeks, Community School Director at Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School is a great model of this strategy. Taryn started by rewarding students with at least 90 percent monthly attendance with pencils and certificates. Over time, she upped the ante on her rewards, offering everything ranging from “sundae bars and ‘breakfast for lunch’ in the cafeteria, to an ice-skating trip for students with perfect attendance.” Taryn has seen how students have become committed to attending school to ensure their eligibility for the upcoming reward. This powerful example reinforces the incredible importance of positive reinforcement for both parents and students.

Understand the different ways that you can use KiNVO!

If you understand the versatility of KiNVO, you will use it in the best way to reach your goals. We are constantly sharing blog posts that highlight how various partner schools have uses of KiNVO in creative ways to achieve diverse attendance, family engagement, and school culture development goals. Whether to champion the parent communication, attendance or both, we encourage you to read our blog to get more creative ideas.

Reach out: we want your feedback!

We truly love to connect with our users and partners. We want to know more about your experience with KiNVO and how we can improve.

In fact, every year we conduct an impact analysis to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. We conduct by interviews with KiNVO users. We would love to hear and include your stories and feedback. If you would like to participate in our next report or have any feedback, please contact us at kinvolved@support.com. Check out our initial findings from our 2016-2017 school year impact report!

Together we are stronger in leading this movement to elevate attendance! Please feel free to contact us at support@kinvolved.com, we are always happy to hear from you!

Xantal Tejada is the Client Success Coordinator at Kinvolved. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, from which she earned a degree in Communication and Peace Studies.

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