Cell phone: 919-356-3671
Hi! I’m Valerie Davenport, the school social worker for Broadway 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 2 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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