Pre-arranged Absence Form
To report your student absent,
Call Jodi Carr, Attendance Secretary 425-844-4806 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedarcrest High School Attendance Policy
During each 18-week period, students are allowed only 10 excused or unexcused absences. School related absences(field trips, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, etc.) are not counted toward the 10-day absence rule. Students who accumulate more than 10 absences within an 18-week semester will not receive credit. If the student is passing the class at the time, the transcript grade will be NC; if failing the class, the transcript grade will be an F. Absences cannot be made up; however, work may be made up for excused absences. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for make-up work with their teachers. Students who are more than 10 minutes tardy to class are considered absent. Parents are encouraged to schedule family vacations to coincide with school vacation. There is an appeal process for students who lose credit due to excessive absences. Appeals are heard on a regular basis by the attendanc committee during the school year(approximately twice a month). All appeals are expected to be submitted by the student/parent for hearing by the committee prior to the end of the current semester. No appeals will be heard retroactively any later than one semester following the semester in which the student lost credit. Students/parents should contact the attendance office for additional information on the attendance appeal process.
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.
Absence Notification to Parents
- 1 Absence - Parent notification by phone.
- 2 Absences - Parent notification by phone or mail, 2 unexcused absences may result in school discipline.
- 5 Absences - Parent notification by phone or mail
- 7-10 Absences - 7 unexcused absences in one month or 10 unexcused absences in a school year requires a truancy petition to be filed through King County Juvenile Court. Possible loss of credit after 10 absences.
- 11 or More Absences - Student receives no credit for classes in which they exceed 10 absences. If the student is failing the class, they will receive an F, not an NC.
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. LEAVING CAMPUS WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION WILL NOT BE EXCUSED. In-School-Suspension and Out-of-School Suspension are consequences given to students who leave campus without permission.
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.