Procedures for Excused Absences

All absences should be excused by either a phone call to the Attendance Office (425) 431-7919, or a note from legal parent/guardian.

Absences must be excused within 2 school days of the absence. Written excuses should be in ink, dated and include the student’s name, the date(s) of the absence(s), the reason for the absence and the parent’s/guardian’s signature.

Notes that are turned in excessively late will be coded as “Late Note - Excused”  or BECCA note unexcused and may count against the student for BECCA purposes.

Students are not permitted to drive or ride in an automobile or motorcycle during his/her lunch without prior written permission from a parent/guardian and the Attendance Office.

Absences requiring the student to leave school during the day must be excused prior to the student leaving school.

The following will be accepted as legitimate reasons for an excused absence:

  • Illness
  • Family emergency
  • Appointments which cannot be scheduled outside the school day
  • Prearranged family trips/vacations
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