Attendance

Attendance Policies & Procedures

Absences - 425-936-1607 or email JHS-Attendance@lwsd.org.

To excuse your student’s absence please call 425-936-1607 or email JHS-Attendance@lwsd.org.

Attendance will be taken daily in class. Teachers are responsible for taking accurate attendance. An absence is missing a class altogether or missing more than half of a class period. Students arriving late or leaving early should check in at the Attendance Office. All students MUST sign in and sign out in the Attendance Office. Parent communication is required for early dismissal prior to the time of dismissal.

Excusing an Absence, Late Arrival or Early Dismissal

Guardians must e-mail or call the Attendance Office with the student’s name, grade, and reason for absence. To arrange for late arrival or early dismissal e-mail or call Attendance Office with student’s name, grade, planned arrival/dismissal time, and reason for late arrival/early dismissal. No notes will be accepted. Students will receive a pass for early dismissals once guardians have communicated with the Attendance Office. Students can get their pass before school, during passing period, or at lunch. Students will not be excused to leave campus unless they have a pass.

Responsibility to Report

Students and their families are responsible for school attendance. The parent or guardian of any student who is absent from class should leave an e-mail or phone message with the Attendance Office within 48 hours of the absence to explain the circumstance around the absence. After 48 hours, the absence will be considered unexcused.

Pre-Arranged Absences & Required Form

Students planning on missing school should complete a Pre-Arranged Absence Form 5 days prior to the absence. This allows the teachers an opportunity to give feedback on the effect the absence will have on the student. Teachers may use this as an opportunity to arrange make-up work times and locations.

School Related Absences

Our students are encouraged to participate in a variety of school activities and must deal with important school business on occasion. These absences are excused and are not considered in the student’s total absences. The advisor or administrator is responsible for excusing the student.

Excused and Unexcused Absences

Students miss school for a variety of reasons. It is important that students are at school in order to receive valuable instruction from teachers, collaboration with their peers, and understand important due dates. Please see some examples below of excused absences and unexcused absences.

Examples of Excused Absences

  • College Visit
  • Court Proceedings
  • Family Emergency
  • Illness
  • Medical Emergency
  • Medical/Dental Appointment
  • Religious Observance

Examples of Unexcused Absences

  • Drivers Test
  • Job or Job Training
  • Missing the Bus
  • Oversleeping
  • Providing Childcare for Siblings
  • Traffic

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