Unexcused and Excused Absences
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    If your student has three unexcused absences in one month, state law (RCW 28A.225.020s ) requires us to schedule a conference with you and your student to identify the barriers and support available to ensure regular attendance. The district is obligated to develop a plan that may require an assessment to determine how to best meet the needs of your student(s) to reduce absenteeism.

    In elementary school, after five excused absences in any month, or 10 or more excused absences in the school year, the school district is required to contact you to schedule a conference at a mutually agreeable, reasonable time with at least one district employee such as nurse, counselor, Family Engagement Specialist, or school admin to identify the barriers and support available to you and your student (phone conference is acceptable). A conference is not required if your student has provided a doctor's note, or pre-arranged the absence in writing, and the parent, student and school have made plans so your student does not fall behind academically. We look forward to seeing your student as a HERO: Here, Everyday (and all day), Ready to Learn, On-time.