All other absences are considered unexcused, including absences caused by the student or parent oversleeping, student missing the bus, transportation problems, student needed for babysitting, student job requirements, student on wait list for another school, etc.
A parent’s request to “excuse my child’s absence” without a stated reason or with a reason that does not meet the "excused absence" criteria will cause the child’s absence to be recorded as unexcused.
Family vacations must be approved by Administration and teachers using school planned absence form.
The Compulsory Attendance law requires that school districts file petitions with the Juvenile Court for all students who have seven (7) or more unexcused absences in a month or ten (10) or more unexcused absences in a school year. Truancy petitions usually are filed on secondary students, but may be filed on parents of elementary students or if the school believes the parent is causing their child’s absences or condoning them. The petition asks that the court compel the student to attend school or compel the parent to ensure that the student attends school. If you would like more information regarding Washington State’s Attendance policy (Becca Bill) please go to the link below or on our website.