Parents and students are encouraged to view student attendance often on Family Access and to contact the Attendance Office at 425-837-6012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any questions or concerns.
To find out how absences statisitically impact your student's performance and likelihood of graduation, to find some automated tools to help your student get to school on time, and find out about the law related to school absences visit the Issaquah High School Attendance page.
Below you will find information on Issaquah attendance procedures. Full attendance procedures and policies can be found beginning on page 11 of the Student Handbook.
Checking in or Early Release:
Upon arriving late to school students should sign in at the Attendance Office. The student will be given an admit slip so he or she can head to class.
If a student has to leave class early, parents must pre-arrange an early release via one of the methods:
Please always have your student pick up their early release slip – not wait for it to be delivered to class! We do our best to have a positive, uninterrupted learning environment and appreciate your help in the endeavor.
Students arriving late for school or class for any reason not described as an excused absence will be counted as an unexcused tardy and subject to disciplinary action. Students arriving later than 15 minutes shall be counted as absent for the class and not tardy.
As daily attendance has shown to positively impact student learning Issaquah High School has set forward the following attendance notifications for absences:
Auto dialer phone calls for unexcused absences – this is an important intervention and is considered communication with home. Parents will be notified each day that their students have any unexcused absences via an automated call dispatched through the district office.
Attendance Letters – If students have accumulated multiple days of excused and unexcused absences throughout the school year, a letter will be sent home to their parents indicating the number of days missed and what days those are in detail. Letters are sent out at intervals of 5 days, 7 days and 11 days.
BECCA – Becca is a legal process that the state of Washington has put into place to help students not attending school return to school successfully. If a student misses 7 days unexcused in a month or 10 days unexcused in the course of the whole school year a legal petition will be filed. Letter notifications will be sent home at 2 days, 5 days, 7 days and 10 days when your student has accumulated unexcused absences on their record. If you would like more information on the Becca process, please visit: http://www.k12.wa.us/safetycenter/truancy/default.aspx