The COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact students and families during the 2020-2021 school year. We faced new challenges as we transitioned to support the students who returned to campus, and those who remained virtual.

Last school year, and particularly in the last few months of that year,

• CIS worked to reengage students to improve their attendance and therefore their learning with a variety of supports ranging from basic needs assistance to thousands of home visits to a flexible and effective incentive program.
• We helped students perform better in school by engaging directly with their parents/ guardians, assisting with technology in the home, and supporting family wellness.
• Through our Innovation Department, we implemented a microgrant program that introduced new creative programming to give students outlets for stress, to give students and families voice, and provided training to 335 teachers on mental health topics they requested.

Our 2021 Impact Report looks back at the last school year, and includes highlights of our accomplishments from the 2016-2020 strategic plan.