To report your student absent,
Call the Attendance Office at 425-844-4806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 is the basis for an authentic and engaging learning experience. Following the REDD Way requires being in the classroom ready for class when the tardy bell sounds.
A tardy report will be generated each week:
A student who reaches the 3rd tardy will receive written warning.
A student who reaches the 4th & 5th tardy will conference with an administrator and guardian will be contacted.
A student who reaches the 6th tardy will receive an after-school detention (40 minutes) and guardian will be contacted.
A student who reaches the 7th tardy will receive a Friday after-school detention (2 hours) and an in-person meeting with guardian.
A student who reaches the 8th tardy will receive one day In School Suspension and an in-person meeting with guardians, including an attendance contract outlining steps dealing with future tardy issues.
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.