'I'm An Oakland School Kid,' Rihanna Parody Fighting Truancy, Is Absolutely Awesome

08/09/2013 12:05 pm ET | Updated Aug 09, 2013

We didn't think Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" could get any better, but a group of Oakland school kids just blew it out of the water.

In an adorable parody video dubbed "I'm an Oakland School Kid," students from the Oakland Unified School District (and former Oakland student, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch) are fighting truancy by singing, dancing and generally making getting an education look awesome.

Set to go

I just devoured a nutritious bowl of cereal.

Today I'm gonna learn about adding with decimals,

vocabulary words to learn like "indispensable."

Two more gold stars to go…

…until I'm feeling smarter
so I cannot be tardy.
Sometimes there's gummy bears,
recess is the afterparty.

The video, created by Portal A, is part of a citywide effort to promote school attendance in Oakland, where more than 25 percent of students were truant during the 2006-2007 school year. In a resolution, city council members cited school truancy as the number one contributing factor to increasing crime and vandalism in Oakland.

We don't know if the video will have an impact on school attendance, but we do know we can't stop watching.

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