Our priority is to have all students receive the maximum benefit of instruction on a daily basis. When students are absent or tardy they miss important instructional information. You can help us by ensuring that your student arrives to school on time each day.
When your student is absent or tardy, please notify the school at 360-575-7461 or fill out the form on the right. If you do call you may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day; messages are checked each morning. In your message please leave:
- Your child’s name
- Teacher’s name
- Reason for the absence
- If your child will be arriving late, please indicate if they need to order a hot lunch.
Attendance is closely monitored. The District is required to file a petition with juvenile Court for students with 7 unexcused absences in one month or 10 in one year. Parents are notified about each unexcused absence. A letter may be sent home.
If absences or tardiness continue, a letter of concern from the principal will be sent home, and a copy forwarded to the District Attendance Officer.
After two absences (excused or unexcused) the principal will have a conference with the parent(s).
If your child has a chronic illness that makes frequent absences necessary, please provide a letter from your doctor stating the medical conditions.