Attendance Policy Notes:

We wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the attendance policy. Here are a few points that we feel need attention:

  • If a student arrives late but before 9:00am, he/she will be marked tardy.
  • If arrival is from 9:01am to 11:59 am he/she will be 1/2 day (morning).
  • If he/she is dismissed anywhere from noon to 2:00pm, they are 1/2 day absent (afternoon)

All absences or tardies need either a note or parent escort into office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Toni Getchell in the front office at 360-283-4447.


Please have all transportation changes for your students called into the office half hour prior to student dismissal.


While we encourage families to take vacations during the summer and other school holidays, we also understand that sometimes a parent’s schedule doesn’t always match the school calendar. If this is the case, parents are asked to complete the “Student Pre-Planned Absence Request” form.

The principal and teacher will determine the impact that the missed days will have on the student’s progress as well as the previous attendance history and determine if the absences are excused or unexcused. Vacation-related absences are not a guaranteed excused absence.

Student Pre-Planned Leave/Vacation Form