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    Cell phone: 919-356-3671

    Email: vdavenport@lee.k12.nc.us

     Hi!  I’m Valerie Davenport, the school social worker for Broadway Elementary, Deep River Elementary and J. Glenn Edwards Elementary  Schools. My role is to identify obstacles that may be interfering with a student’s ability to reach their full personal potential and academic success.  I also provide a link between school and home, which means I make a lot of phone calls and send a lot of text messages to parents, and I also make home visits.  This is all in an effort to help improve the communication between schools and home.  Another important service that I provide is to help families connect with community agencies that may be able to help them in a time of need.  I also provide assistance for student enrollment and provide McKinney Vento services to families that may be displaced from their permanent residence.  

     One issue that I frequently talk with parents about is attendance, especially unexcused absences.  Chronic absenteeism (missing more than 17 days in a school year) is a leading cause of poor school performance and an indicator of the potential that a student may dropout in highschool. Please contact me if you have any questions about your child’s school attendance or the North Carolina Compulsory School Attendance Law.

     Since I travel between these 3 schools,  the best way to reach me is to call or text my school cell number, 919-356-3671.  If you get my voicemail please leave me a message and I will return your call as quickly as I can.  You may also email me at vdavenport@lee.k12.nc.us .

     Please check out these links for more information:

    When is sick too sick?

    Attendance in the early grades: Why does it matter? 

    What does the McKinney Vento Legislation mean and what services are provided?

    Lee County Schools Student Services