Parents – Please call the Attendance Secretary at (425) 837-6800 before 7:30 a.m. if your student will be absent or tardy for any reason. Leave student’s full name, grade, date, reason for absence/tardy and your name and relationship to the student. Please spell your student’s first and last names.
Note: In order to participate in any after-school activity, sports, theatre, concerts, etc., a student must attend class for at least one-half of the school day.
As provided in District Regulation 3122, regular school attendance is necessary for mastery of the educational program provided students. Daily attendance and active participation in each class are critical parts of the learning process. Students, at times, may appropriately be absent from class. A computerized message will contact households in the evening informing parents that their student(s) missed one or more periods that day. The message will also notify parents of the potential consequences of additional unexcused absences. The following principles shall govern the development and administration of attendance procedures within the District:
Excused (School Day and Individual Class) absences are absences due to:
Participation in a District or school approved activity or instructional program;
The principal or designee may only grant permission for a student’s absence providing such absence does not adversely affect the student’s educational process.
A conference with the parent or guardian will be scheduled after two unexcused absences within any month during the current school year. Prior to suspension or expulsion, the parent will be notified in writing in his/her primary language that the student has unexcused absences. A conference will be scheduled to determine what corrective measures should be taken to ameliorate the cause for the student's absences from school. If the parent does not attend the conference, the parent will be notified of the steps the district has decided to take to reduce the student’s absences. A student may be suspended or expelled for habitual truancy.
Not later than the student’s fifth unexcused absence in a month the district will enter into an agreement with the student and parents that establishes school attendance requirements, refer the student to a community truancy board or file a petition and affidavit with the juvenile court alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010.