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Attendance Infomation:

  • Students should not arrive at school before 8:00 if they are eating breakfast, or 8:15 if they are not eating, because there is no adult supervision until that time.
  • Students go to the gym to line up with their class until school begins.
  • When a student arrives after the 8:35 tardy bell, they should go to the office with a parent note and get an admit slip.
  • Parents should wait for their child outside the building at dismissal time so that classes may exit smoothly.
Truancy (Becca Bill) and Compulsory Attendance
(from the OSPI website)

Attendance is important for academic success, and unexcused absences may be an early warning sign for unaddressed problems with school and future dropout. When youth fail to attend school, they are considered truant.

Washington law requires children from age 8 to 17 to attend a public school, private school, or to receive home-based instruction (homeschooling) as provided in subsection (4) of RCW 28A.225.010. Children who are 6- or 7-years-old are not required to be enrolled in school. However, if parents enroll their 6- or 7-year-old, the student must attend full-time. Youth who are 16 or older may be excused from attending public school if they meet certain requirements.

Chronic absenteeism, defined as missing 18 or more days of school during a school year, significantly affects student learning. For more on this, visit the OSPI Student Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism page.
 
 
 
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