Start Time: 9:20 a.m.
End Time: 3:50 p.m.
Early Release: 12:20 p.m.
ATTENDANCE LINE: 425-431-2996
To report an absence, please call the attendance line.
To inquire about an absence, please call the office at 425-431-7979. You can also report your child's absence via Skyward Family Access.
For absences longer than 3 or more days, for reasons other than illness, please print and fill out the Absence Request Form, and turn it in at the office. Absence Request Form for K-6th Middle School Absence Request Form
For early dismissal (e.g., for a medical appointment), please sign your student out at the office. If your student is coming back after a medical appointment, please make sure to sign them back in at the office.
To submit an absence request via Skyward Family Access, please follow the linked instructions:
Attendance and Truancy Frequently Asked Questions
Why does attendance matter: Attendance habits begin in preschool, helping students learn early on that going to school on time, every day is important. Consistent attendance will help students do well in high school, college, and at work.
Students who miss school are not able to contribute to their classes, miss valuable instruction, and may drop out of school later and limit their future education and career opportunities.
Here are some things to know:
Washington State Law requires all parents, guardians and Washington State residents with children between the ages of eight and eighteen to ensure those children are attending a public or private school. In addition, any children ages six and seven who have enrolled in school are required to maintain regular attendance.
Schools inform parent or guardian whenever the child is absent one day without excuse and inform the parent of the potential consequences of additional unexcused absences. Notification is usually conducted via our automated phone system.
What is Truancy:
Truancy is defined as a student subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without valid cause from such attendance for a school day or portion thereof.
In order to effectively prevent habitual school absenteeism and impact to student learning the law requires schools to intervene early on. The district has adopted a a policy that allows for students to receive the appropriate level of intervention. Schools will conduct attendance conference in groups or individually with families after a set period of absences.
In Elementary (grades K-6), conferences are scheduled after five days of unexcused/ ten days excused absences.
In Secondary (grades 7-12), conferences are scheduled after five days of unexcused absences.
During the attendance conference parent or guardian and students should expect to analyze the cause of the attendance problem and discuss steps to eliminate or reduce absences with a school representatives. Some types of school interventions may include the following:
- Adjusting the Student's school program or school or course assignment.
- Providing more individualized or remedial instruction.
- Providing appropriate vocational courses or work experience.
- Assisting the parent or child to obtain supplementary services that might eliminate or ameliorate the cause or causes for the absence from school.
For further details of our attendance policy please go here.
For further details on the state law please go here.
For clarification of attendance records or to excuse an absence please contact the office at 425-431-7979.