Some of the most common reasons for skipping school are oversleeping, wanting to hang out with friends, bullying and anxiety. Indications that a student may not be attending classes or school could be one or more of the following situations:

  • Behind in schoolwork
  • Leaving home and /or returning at irregular hours
  • Inappropriate school attire
  • Early morning personal phone calls
  • Refusing to go to school
  • Vague health complaints
  • Changes in behavior and routine
  • Unaware of school calendar, class schedule and assignments
  • Never receiving mail from school
  • Failing grades
  • Keeping close company with non‐school attending friends
  • Complaints of conflict with teacher and peers
  • Evidence of alcohol and/or drug use

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.