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Wednesday EducatioNews

March 16, 2022

ATTENDANCE in Washington State Public Education

Intro Info on School Attendance - How Important Is It?

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What does the law say about "Attendance" for Washington State Public Schools? here!

Wednesday EducatioNews

March 16, 2022

ATTENDANCE in Washington State Public Education



(a) Illness, health condition or medical appointment

(b) Family emergency including

(c) Religious or cultural reason(s)

(d) Court, judicial proceeding, court-ordered activity, or jury service;

(e) Post-secondary program visitation, or scholarship interview;

(f) State-recognized search and rescue activities

(g) Absence directly related to the student's homeless or foster care status

(h) Absences related to military deployment of a parent who is an active duty

(i) Absences due to suspensions, expulsions or emergency expulsions

(j) Absences due to student safety (eg. threats, assaults, or bullying)

(k) Absences due to a student's migrant status;

(l) Absences due to an approved activity that is consistent with district policy

and is mutually agreed upon by the principal or designee and a parent,

guardian, or emancipated youth; and

(m) Absences due to the student's lack of necessary instructional tools,

including internet access or connectivity.


What is an UNEXCUSED absence?


Welcome back to ALL students for the 2021-2022 school year!


This coming year truly feels like a brand-new fresh start on schooling and getting back to traditions that have been missed.  Everyone has experienced this past year-and-a-half in varied ways.  Some have grown and some have suffered.  But, one thing we can all truly say and agree upon, is that we all experienced this pandemic together and are now probably very much ready to begin life anew again . . . getting back to doing things that we used to take for granted and considered normal.’  We have all been battle-tested and feel ready to move forward. 


So, I welcome everyone back to experience what we have missed all of last year: homecoming, after-school sporting events, parent conferences, prom, etc.!!!   All of the traditions that are related to high school can come back again in their normal and traditional settings.  It should be a great year that will also stir within us great thanks for the many blessings we have been given. 


Welcome back to the Home of the Chargers!