Please report your student’s absence via phone (Main Office: 425-837-5200) or email ( with the following information:

  • Student Name
  • Teacher
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason for absence

Informing the teacher is helpful for the teacher, but only the office can excuse the absence.


When to Keep Your Child Home

Extended Absences

Email the Creekside Office with Student Name, Teacher Name, and Dates of Absence.

Absences During Testing

  • Family trips taken during an entire assessment windows will be marked as unexcused. Data collected during these assessments informs our practice and supports your student’s learning. Naturally, our preference is for families to travel during vacation periods outlined by the ISD.
  • If your family needs to travel outside of those windows, please be aware of two things:
    • Absences during assessment windows are marked as unexcused
    • Per State law beginning 2017-18:
      • 5 or more unexcused absences in a month require a letter and a petition to be filed with the courts.
      • 10 or more unexcused absences in a year require a letter and a petition to be filed with the courts.

Things to note:

  • Any absence is marked unexcused if the office is not notified.
  • A student arriving 2 or more hours after the start of the day is considered absent for the morning.
  • A student who leaves 2 or more hours before dismissal is considered absent for the afternoon.