Attendance

Maple Hills is making a special effort to ensure that all students fully benefit from their education by attending school regularly. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Your student can start building this habit in preschool so that they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Consistent attendance will help children do well in high school, college and at work. Frequent absences can impact student academic performance. In addition, excessive absenteeism may affect a struggling students’ ability to get additional support.

It is important that you understand our District Regulations and procedures, as well as Washington State Law, to ensure your child is successful in school. State law for mandatory attendance is called the Becca Bill. Schools are required to take daily attendance and notify you when your student has an unexcused absence. You may receive a letter if your child has excessive excused and/or unexcused absences and tardies.

Please discuss any attendance concerns with the Dean of Students and/or Principal so that we can create a plan to improve attendance.

  • If your child must be excused early please notify the office prior to dismissal. You can make that notification with a phone call to the office (425-837-5100) or an email to the Office Staff at:
    MHAttendance@issaquah.wednet.edu
    and/or by sending the office a note signed by parent or guardian. When picking up or returning your child during the school day, you must sign your child in or out at the office. Please do not go directly to the classroom.
  • Under no circumstances will a child be allowed to leave school with another person without prior permission from the parent.
  • All student tardies and absences will be recorded as unexcused until parents or guardians notify the office of the reason for absence. Students signed out prior to 2:10 will be marked as a PM tardy/early dismissal.