Parents and guardians are responsible for their child’s full-time attendance in school. A phone call from the parent or guardian on the day your student is absent is required. Please call the school attendance office at 253-583-7205 and provide your student’s name and the reason for their absence or tardiness. Washington State compulsory school attendance laws recognize only the following as excused absences:
Ø Student illness
Ø Medical or dental appointments
Ø Death in the family
Ø Religious observance
Ø Court appearance
Ø Absence due to disciplinary action
Reasons such as over-sleeping, missing the bus, babysitting, or finishing homework are not excused. Students are expected to be in class on time every day. Excessive unexcused tardies may result in disciplinary action, such as a lunch detention.
Excessive absences will be monitored, and the school may require doctor authorization or release in order to have an absence excused. Excessive unexcused absences may require the school to file papers with juvenile court for truancy, otherwise known as the “Becca Bill.”
Any questions you may have regarding this attendance policy should be directed to Rebecca Anderson, Attendance Secretary, 253-583-7205.School Hours
School hours are 8:10-2:40. Students are dismissed at 1:40 on ACE Day Wednesdays. Please refer to the calendar link for early release days and holidays. Unless students have a previous arrangement with a teacher, students are not to enter the building until 7:40am when supervision is available.