Licton Springs Attendance Policy
Students are most successful when they are at school.
How to report an absence or tardy:
Please report your students absence in advance, same day, and no later that 3 days beyond the missed day(s)/period(s).
Written Note: deliver to the main office.
Include the following: student’s full name, grade level or teacher, date(s) and reason for absence/tardy.
A clear Seattle Public Schools District-wide attendance policy is in place. Students, parents, and schools must work together to correct any truancy problems a student is experiencing.
The following District definitions of excused and unexcused absences are for students at all ages:
Unplanned absences are excused when your child’s personal illness or injury, or the illness, injury or death of a family member, prevents your child from attending school, and you notify the school within 48 hours of the absence. The school may require a note from your child’s doctor if your child is absent due to illness or injury for an excessive number of days before excusing those absences.
Planned absences are excused when you submit a request to the principal or assistant principal at least three school days before the start of the planned absence, usually for a doctor or dentist appointment, or religious holiday, or educational trip, or other special one-time event. The school may require your child to complete missed assignments and/or make other academic assignments for extended excused planned absences.
Absences due to short-term discipline of your child are excused on District attendance records.
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, religious instruction, student on wait list for another school, etc.
Late to School (Tardy)
In the event of a late arrival, students are required to report to the main office for a pass to class.