Attendance Rules

When students are absent from school, they miss more than just the day’s lessons. Class discussions and teacher explanations are essential to successful learning.

If your child is absent, please call our attendance secretary at 662-2630 or report your absence online. Leaving a message at this number will excuse an absence. You may also send a note with your child when they return to school. Our automated system will call student’s homes on the evening of each day they are absent unless you’ve called or sent a note to excuse the absence.

Excused Absences

Sick students should stay home. All absences due to illness  and family emergencies will be excused. Other absences may be excused following a confidential discussion with an administrator. 

Unexcused Absences

Oversleeping, missing the bus, transportation problems, clothing problems, and babysitting siblings are not excused. Family trips and other absences, not due to illness, must be excused by a parent and an administrator.

All absences not cleared within 48 hours will be converted to a cut absence and appropriate disciplinary consequences will be assigned. Washington State law has strict guidelines for student attendance.  Learn more about consequences of unexcused absences.


Any unexcused absence will be considered truancy after 48 hours and will be subject to discipline. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to leave campus without parent approval and office notification

Classroom Tardies

Unexcused tardies, between classes, will result in the following discipline:

  1. Warning
  2.  Tardy notice sent home
  3. Detention
  4. Thursday School
  5. Two Thursday School/two weeks of lunch detention
  6. Parent Conference/ISS