Report an Absence
Students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day. It is important that you call the office whenever your student will be absent from school.
Daily attendance and active participation in each class is a critical part of the learning process. The following policies and procedures are designed to help students learn responsibility and increase their potential for success.
Washington State Law requires that students must attend school Monday through Friday, unless there is a good reason for being absent. An absence from school, even if the work is made up, is not advisable, unless absolutely necessary, as classroom instruction, collaborative work and labs may not be possible to repeat. It is the student's responsibility to discuss with their teacher(s) for arrangements on how to make up all missed assignments, including group work and labs.
All absences must be excused by parent(s)/guardian(s) within 48 hours (State Law RCW 28A225). Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Please call 425-408-6310 (24 HR. Attendance Line) or send a signed note to the Attendance Office.
Provide your student's first, last name, student ID#, date, and reason for the absence. To assure absences are recorded and promptly excused on the same school day as reported.
Making up class work: When a student is absent, it is important to refer to their teacher’s course syllabi and academic plan for assignment make-up policies and procedures. Students may also check online through StudentVue for daily class assignments, due dates, and uploaded resources.
Attending school on time, all day, every day will give your child the best chance of succeeding in middle school and eventually graduating from high school.
Regular attendance is essential for success in school; therefore, absences shall be excused only for necessary and important reasons. Valid excuses for absences are outlined in Policy 3122. A Parent/Guardian should notify the school prior to the absence/tardy with a call, note or email that his/her child is unable to attend or will be late to school. The call, note or email must address the date/time and reason for the absence. RCW 28A.225.010 Excused absences shall not be permitted if deemed to cause a serious adverse effect upon the student’s educational progress, unless the student is physically or mentally unable to attend school and the parent has provided documentation of the student’s inability to attend.