Attendance

Parents: If your student will need to leave a class early please call the attendance office and report why the student needs to leave, at what time, and whether the student will be returning to school that day. The student is then responsible for picking up an “early release pass” from the attendance office to give the teacher.  This is for safety reasons -  it lets the teacher know that the parent has given permission for the student to leave class. We are not usually able to go get the student at the time they need to leave.

Skyline Attendance Procedures

Parents and students are encouraged to view student attendance often on Family Access and to contact the Attendance Office at 425-837-7779 or email hartmanj@issaquah.wednet.edu if there are any questions or concerns.  Below you will find information on Skyline attendance procedures.

Checking In or Early Release:

Upon return to school from an absence or upon arriving late to school students should report to the Attendance Office. The student will be given an admit slip so he or she can head to class.

 If a student has to leave class early, parents must pre-arrange an early release via one of the methods:

  1. Have your student bring a note to the attendance office the morning of the early release – an early release slip will be given to the student so he or she can leave class.
  2. Email the attendance secretary, Jeanne Hartman, at hartmanj@issaquah.wednet.edu with details of the early release and have your student pick up their early release slip prior to the time he or she needs to leave.
  3. Call and leave a voicemail the night before the early release and have your student pick up and early release slip the day of his or her departure.

Please always have your student pick up their early release slip – not wait for it to be delivered to class! We do our best to have a positive, uninterrupted learning environment and appreciate your help in this endeavor!

Unexcused Absences:

As daily attendance has been shown to positively impact student learning Skyline High School has set forward the following attendance procedures for unexcused absences:

Letter Notifications:

Autodialer phone calls for unexcused absences - this is an important intervention and is considered communication with home. Parents will be notified each day that their students have any unexcused absences or tardies via an automated call dispatched through the district office.

Attendance Letters - If students have accumulated multiple days of unexcused absences throughout the school year, a letter will be sent home to their parents indicating the number of days missed and what days those are in detail. Letters are sent out at intervals of 5 days and 10 days.

AIM (Attendance Intervention Meeting) – AIM is a conference required of students who have 3 or more unexcused absence for a single class period (sometimes more than 1 class period). Letters will be mailed home as notification of the conference and students are expected to attend. AIM is held on Wednesdays after school (students may ride the activity bus home as means of transportation if necessary, passes will be provided at the meeting). The conference will cover Issaquah School District and Skyline High School attendance policies and procedures. Students are required to sign an attendance contract at the end of the meeting, stating that they have gone over ISD and SHS attendance policies and understand the consequences of further unexcused absences. Parents are not required to attend, but are welcome if they wish to attend.

BECCA:

Becca is a legal process that the state of Washington has put into place to help students not attending school return to school successfully. If a student misses 5 days unexcused in a month or 10 days unexcused in the course of the whole school year a legal petition will be filed. Letter notifications will be sent home at 5 days and 10 days absent if your student has unexcused days on their record. If you would like more information on the Becca process, please visit: http://www.k12.wa.us/Attendance/Truancy.aspx