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    Attendance Policy at Licton Springs K-8

    Ways to report an absence or tardy:

    Include the following: student’s full name, grade level/teacher, date(s) and reason for absence/tardy.

    Phone: 206.413.2400
    Written Note: (in advance) please submit to the main office.

    Attendance Policy

    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:

    Excused Absences:​​

    ​​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.


    Students are most successful when they are at school.  In the event of a late arrival, students (w/o parents/guardians) are required to report to the main office for a tardy slip. 

    Unexcused Absences:

      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. ​​​​​