To report your student absent,
Students who are more than 10 minutes late to class are considered absent. Students are required to sign in an out at the Attendance Office. Failure to do so, will result in an unexcused absence for that period.
State school law requires a verification of all absences. Such verification will be in written form or by telephone and presented to the Attendance Office upon the student's return to school.
Parents are requested to contact the attendance office on the day their student is absent from school. After 48 hours, absences are considered unexcused.
Attendance concern letters will be mailed home following the fifth and seventh absences.
Early dismissals and pre-arranged absences must be arranged and paperwork handed into the Attendance Office PRIOR to the absence.
LEAVING CAMPUS WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION WILL NOT BE EXCUSED. This includes ALL students who do not sign in/out. Detention, In-School-Suspension and Out-of-School Suspension are consequences given to students who leave campus without permission.
TWO SIMPLE WAYS TO REPORT ABSENCES:
PHONE - call the Attendance Office at 425-844-4806. Please leave a message if no one answers, the phone rings all day long.
EMAIL - please email Jodi Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org to report your student's absence. You can also email for a bus pass, early dismissal or late arrival.
Parents are encouraged to schedule family vacations to coincide with school vacation.
Verification of Absences
State school law requires a verification of all absences. Such verification will be in written form or by telephone and presented to the Attendance Office upon the student’s return to school. All absences must be verified by the parent and/or guardian. Parents are requested to contact the attendance office on the day their student is absent from school. All absences not reported to the attendance office will be considered unexcused and will result in a phone contact. After 48 hours, absences are considered unexcused. No make-up work will be allowed for unexcused absences. Attendance concern letters will be mailed home following the eighth and eleventh absence. Our attendance office can provide parents with an individual student attendance profile upon request.
Early dismissals and Pre-Arranged Absences
Early dismissals and pre-arranged absences must be arranged prior to the absence. The attendance office will not issue admit slips after the fact. Absences that are Pre-Arranged are still considered excused absences. LEAVING CAMPUS WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION WILL NOT BE EXCUSED.
Pre-Arranged Absence Form is utilized when students are expecting to miss multiple days in the future. The form can be found here:
Make-Up for Excused Absences
Make-up work will be allowed. The student will be responsible for all make-up arrangements. Assignments for long-term, excused absences can be arranged for students through the attendance office.
Being on time is a life skill that we teach at Cedarcrest. Students are expected to be in the classroom ready for class to begin when the tardy bell sounds.
A student who has three (3) tardies will have the choice between the two options that follow:
Option 1 A student who has three (3) tardies will have a participation grade drop. The lowering will equate to one grade level, i.e. A to A-, B+ to B, etc. If necessary, grades will be adjusted for tardies at mid-term and/or at the end of the term.
Option 2 At three (3) tardies, the student will have to make up two hours of participation time at Friday afternoon school. If the time is not made up, the teacher may drop the student’s grade according to Option #1.
Every three (3) tardies after that, will result in the loss of participation points equating to one grade level.
If a student is taking classes at both Running Start and Cedarcrest High School, the student understands that all policies and procedures regarding attendance and grades for CHS courses will be applicable. Running Start classes do not take precedence over CHS required and/or elective classes. When developing a schedule for dual enrollment, students must account for transportation time between both institutions.
Students participating in Running Start who are on campus for any part of the day must purchase a parking permit to park on campus.