Attendance

Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school. Students are expected to be at school EVERY day according to Washington State Law. Students receive the full benefit of classroom instruction only when they attend on a regular basis.

Absences

In case of any absence, please notify your child’s teacher and the school office by email (bwattendance@issaquah.wednet.edu) or by calling our Attendance Line at 425-837-5001. It is important that we know where all students are for their personal safety. Automated phone calls are placed for any student not present at school without excusal, if you receive a message that your child is absent and you believe your child to be at school, please call the school office as the child may have been out of the classroom when attendance was taken. If a pattern of frequent absences develops, parents may be contacted via phone, email, and/or mail to determine a course of action, and a written note from a doctor may be required to excuse future absences.

Absences that are excused include: illness/health (i.e. medical or dental appointments), religious observances, school approved activities, family emergencies, and disciplinary actions as required by law. Family trips during the school year may be approved with prior principal permission using a Pre-Approved Absence Request Form. It must be filled out and returned to the school office at least one week prior to the first day of 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.

When to Keep Your Child Home from School