Attendance

Communicating with the Attendance Office

Please report any absences before the school day begins at 425-837-4157 or email: blmsattendance@issaquah.wednet.edu

Please include your student's name, grade level and reason for the absence in any communications. 

 

Pre-Approved Absence Request Form: For 3 - 20 days of absence

The Pre-Approved Absence Request Form can also be picked up from the front office.  As stated on the pre-approved absence request form, the completed form needs to be submitted to the office one week prior to your request in order for the absence to be excused.

 

Attendance

Regular and punctual attendance is important to your student’s progress. According to Washington State law, enrolled students eight years of age and above and their parents are responsible for ensuring the student’s daily attendance. Please help your student develop good attendance habits.

Absences that are excused include: illness/health, religious observances, school-approved activities, family emergencies, disciplinary actions as required by law, and family trips with prior principal permission. In case of absences, please notify the school before 8:10 AM and provide your name, your child’s name, grade, and reason for the absence.

When your child returns from an excused absence, the teacher will provide a list of make-up assignments, along with a reasonable timeline for completion. The student is responsible for completing missed work. Make-up assignments are not provided in advance.

Since daily attendance and active participation in class are critical parts of the learning process, failure to attend class may result in loss of credit and impact the student’s grade.

 

Early Dismissals (For In-Person Instruction)

As you are scheduling appointments for your children, which might require an early dismissal, please be aware of our daily schedule.  When you arrive on campus, we have to interrupt the classroom instructional time to call your student to the office.  It’s always best to have your student meet you in the office in between classes or at lunch to avoid any interruption during class time.  Our daily schedule is on our website for you to look at as you are scheduling appointments for your student.

To expedite the release process, please call (425) 837-4157 or send an email to blmsattendance@issaquah.wednet.edu before 8:00 AM so that an Early Release Pass can be issued to the student. Parents must come in to the office for all early dismissals to sign out the student. If the student returns to school the same day, the student can sign back in upon their return.