Attendance Policies

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Attendance is very important to your child’s success in school! We hope that our attendance policies help to build good attendance and communication habits.

If your child is absent, the office must be notified by phone, note or email. If we are not notified, the absence is considered unexcused.

If a child accrues unexcused absences, we will contact you by phone and/or in writing. Under Washington State law, we are required to file a truancy petition if your child reaches 7 unexcused absences in a month or 10 in a year.

We may also ask you to attend attendance conferences in order assist your child in strengthening his/her attendance patterns.

For additional information, please refer to district policy 5040 regarding student attendance.