Students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day.  It is important that you contact the office whenever your student will be absent from school.  To report an absence, please contact us in one of the following ways with your student's name, classroom teacher, and reason for absence.


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for success in school; therefore, absences shall be excused only for necessary and important reasons. Valid excuses for absences are outlined in NSD Board Policy 3122PDF download. A Parent/Guardian should notify the school prior to the absence/tardy with a call, note or email that his/her child is unable to attend or will be late to school. The call, note or email must be received within 72 hours of the absence and address the date/time and reason for the absence. 

RCW 28A.225.010 Excused absences shall not be permitted if deemed to cause a serious adverse effect upon the student’s educational progress, unless the student is physically or mentally unable to attend school and the parent has provided documentation of the student’s inability to attend.

Request for Excused Absence

If you are planning a trip and your student will be absent for 3 or more school days, FW pre-arranged absence form must be submitted to the office at least 1 week prior to the planned absence. This form must then be approved by the student’s teacher and principal, prior to the planned absence. Absences will only be excused for the following reasons: 

1.    Participation in a district or school approved activity or instructional program;

2.    Illness, health condition or medical appointment (including, but not limited to, medical, counseling, dental or optometry);

3.    Family emergency, including, but not limited to, a death or illness in the family;

4.    Religious or cultural purpose including observance of a religious or cultural holiday or participation in religious or cultural instruction;

5.    Court, judicial proceeding or serving on a jury;

6.    Post-secondary, technical school or apprenticeship program visitation, or scholarship interview;

7.    State-recognized search and rescue activities consistent with RCW 28A.225.055;

8.    Absence directly related to the student’s homeless status;

9.    Absence from a disciplinary/corrective action (e.g., short-term or long-term suspension, emergency expulsion); and

10.  Principal/designee and parent, guardian, or emancipated youth mutually agreed upon approved activity.

Attendance Secretary

Angie Prior

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