Report an Absence
If a student misses school or is late due to an excused absence, a parent/guardian needs to email email@example.com on the morning of each missed day, late arrival or early dismissal.
Please leave a detailed message including your student’s name, reason for the absence, and the date and time of absence. If you know ahead of time that your student will have an excused absence lasting three days or more, please send a message to the Attendance Office before your child is absent.
For safety and security reasons, it is very important for students to sign in at the attendance office if they are late to school for any reason.
Seattle School District Attendance Policy
It is the policy of the Seattle School Board that consistent attendance is essential to the Seattle Public Schools mission of academic achievement for every student in every school. Absent students miss critical instruction in key concepts, quickly fall behind in school, and are less likely to achieve academic success. Accordingly, school attendance is mandatory, and unexcused absences and truancy are prohibited within Seattle Public Schools. Students who have an excessive number of excused absences (10 or more in a semester) may fall under the truancy law as well, and schools that fail to comply with the Compulsory Attendance law may lose state monies or support.