Attendance & Absences
Please call the Attendance Line to report an absence the day of the absence, phone 206.780.4579.
If we do not hear from a parent/guardian within 24 hours, the absence may remain unexcused.
If you have plans for your child to miss two or more consecutive school days, they need to fill out a Pre-Arranged Absence form available in the Attendance Office. It is best to allow three school days for your child to complete this process.
If a student accumulates 5 unexcused absences in one calendar month or 10 unexcused absences in a school year, we are required to file a petition with the court as set out in the Becca Bill (E2SSB).
Tardy to Class
In order to provide a clear and consistent learning environment for all students, it is essential that student get to class on time.
Being to class on time means coming prepared with materials and being within the classroom when the bell rings. Teachers will identify their expectations of being on time to their students. Students will be marked tardy if they are not following expectations. Students who need to collect missing materials will receive a tardy from their teacher.
Being tardy three (3) times will equal 1 NTO (30 minute detention). For each and every tardy after that the student will receive another NTO.
Students arriving late to school MUST sign in at the Attendance Office as soon as they arrive.
A parent may excuse the late arrival by calling the Attendance line, sending a note with the student or signing in your child. Only late arrivals may be excused by a parent, it must be for a bona fide reason such as a doctor's appointment. and it must be made within 24 hours of the tardy. If the tardy is not excused within the 24 hour period, it may remain unexcused.
When a student has arrived late to school without being excused, a counselor or the assistant principal will meet with the student and/or parent to resolve the pattern of late arrivals.
If it happens a third time without being excused and for every unexcused tardy thereafter, the student will receive a 30 minute NTO.
A note from a parent is required any time a students needs to leave school early. The note shall contain the correct date and time a student needs to leave school.
The student should bring the note to the Attendance Office before school in order to get a pass to leave class.