24 Hour hotline (425)456-6205. Call the night before or in the morning before the start of school to notify the Office of your child’s absence. You may also send an e-mail message to our front office, regarding attendance, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular attendance is important to a student’s success in school, and students are expected to be in school unless excused. An absence from school will be excused for the following reasons:
- Illness or medical injury
- Family emergencies
- Observations of established religious holidays
- Pre-arranged medical and dental appointments
- Absences which are considered appropriate at the discretion of the Principal.
Because frequent tardiness and absences affect student learning, this issue will be addressed by a school Administrator. Actions may include referrals to the County Court system and, if pertinent, sending students back to their home schools. You will be informed via letter and/or phone call if you are in jeopardy of your student being considered “truant”.
Pre-arranged absences: If your child is going to be absent for more than 2 days due to family plans, please obtain a Request for Excused Absence Form from the Office. It must be received by the Principal, or Assistant Principal, at least 5 days prior to the absence, in order to be considered for excusal.
BECCA BILL: WASHINGTON STATE TRUANCY LAW
The Attendance office, administrators and counselors will ensure that Woodridge Elementary complies with the state truancy law, RCW 28A 225. The law requires parents to cause their student(s) to attend school regularly and to provide valid justification to the school when their student(s) is absent. Woodridge Elementary will notify parents/guardians of unexcused absences. Students may be subject to consequences such as conferences, detention, in-school suspension, or lower grades due to continued unexcused absences.