State law requires that all children attend school daily unless they are ill or there is an emergency in the family.
Schools are required to act on any unexcused student absences through the court system. If a child has five unexcused absences in one month or ten during the year, a petition must be filed with Kitsap County Courts. Read more about unexcused absences.
Parents must call the school office before 10 a.m. the day they are absent, leave a message on the school’s voice mail, or send a written excuse upon student’s return.
Absences may be excused for the following reasons:
- doctor’s appointment
- family emergencies
- field trips
- school business
- family vacations (a family vacation is only excused if there is prior written approval by the building principal and there is not a serious, adverse effect on the educational progress of the student)
If absences for any reason become excessive (15 or more), a letter will be sent home and a parent meeting will be scheduled with the principal. At that point, a doctor’s note may be required to excuse future absences.
CKSD Policy 3200 – Students Rights & Responsibilities . Students have a responsibility to attend school. Regular and punctual class attendance is required.
Please schedule student appointments outside school hours.
Students, who arrive after the start of school at 9:10 a.m., are to check in at the office before going to class.
Students who will be arriving late for school due to appointments and intend to purchase a hot lunch are to call the office before 9:30 to be added to the day's lunch count.
When we do not hear from you, we will try to verify your child’s absence by contacting you at home or work.
Requests for Homework
Homework assignments may be available for students who are absent three or more days. Please call the school office to make the request and allow teachers sufficient time to prepare assignments.
Emergency Early Dismissals
Parents are encouraged to keep students in school until dismissal. Please schedule appointments outside school hours. In case of an emergency, please call the office at 662-8300. The sooner you let us know the sooner we can have your student waiting and ready. Parents are required to sign their child(ren) out in the office. NO CHILD WILL BE DISMISSED FROM THE CLASSROOM.