Attendance Office

  • Please call our attendance line at 360-563-4602 if your child is sick, late or absent for any reason.

Attendance

  • A child's daily, on-time attendance is important to his/her success in school. Did you know that as early as elementary school, students who miss just two days per month (which amounts to 18 or more days in a school year) are more likely to fall behind and less likely to graduate high school?

    How to report your child’s absence

    • An absence will be considered excused when a written note or phone call is received from a parent or legal guardian to the school attendance line/office within 48 hours of the absence. When reporting an absence, either in writing or by telephone, please leave the following information:
      • Student name and grade level
      • Dates and times of absence
      • Reason for absence
    • Parents may also notify the school of a child’s absence through Skyward/Family Access. Be sure you are using your parent/guardian login. Go to the Attendance tab of the portal and input your child’s absence information under the Absence Request section.

    School attendance is required by state law

    • State law requires children from age 8 to 17 to attend school.
    • Children that are 6- or 7-years-old, who are enrolled in school, must also attend school.
    • Youth who are 16 or older may be excused from attending school if they meet certain requirements per state law (RCW 28A.225.010).
    • If your child is going to be absent, please contact the school office.

    School’s duties upon a student’s absences

    • If your child has two unexcused absences in one month, state law (RCW 28A.225.020) requires we schedule a conference with you and your child.
    • In elementary school after five excused absences in any month, or ten or more excused absences in the school year, the school district is required to contact you to schedule a conference. A conference is not required if your child has provided a doctor’s note, or pre-arranged the absence in writing, and plans are in place so your child does not fall behind academically.
    • If your child has seven unexcused absences in any month or ten unexcused absences within the school year, we are required to file a petition with the juvenile court, alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010, the mandatory attendance laws. You and your child may need to appear in juvenile court.

    Did you know?

    • Attending school on-time, all day, every day will give your child the best chance of graduating from high school.
    • Starting in kindergarten, missing on average just two days a month, whether excused or unexcused, makes it more likely that your child will not meet academic standards in math and reading by third grade.
    • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
    • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
    • By 9th grade, regular attendance is a better predictor of high school graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.

    What you can do

    • Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or a contagious rash.
    • Avoid appointments and travel when school is in session.
    • Keep track of your child’s attendance. Missing more than nine days, excused or unexcused, could put your child at risk of falling behind.
    • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine as well as finishing homework and packing backpacks the night before.
    • Have a back-up plan in place with family members, neighbors, or other parents for getting your child to school in case something comes up.
    • If you are struggling to get your child to school for any reason, we are here to support you and work with you towards possible solutions. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office to schedule an appointment to discuss your child’s attendance.

Commonly Requested District Forms & Documents

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  • 2018-2019 Complete AIM High School New Student Registration Packet (English)
  • 2018-2019 Complete Glacier Peak New Student Registration Packet (English)
  • 2018-2019 Complete Snohomish High School New Student Registration Packet (English)
  • 7th Grade Centennial Middle School Course Selection Materials (2018-2019)
  • 7th Grade Valley View Middle School Course Selection Materials (2018-2019)
  • 8th Grade Centennial Middle School Course Selection Materials (2018-2019)
  • 8th Grade Valley View Middle School Course Selection Materials (2018-2019)
  • Alumni Transcript Request Form - Glacier Peak High School
  • Alumni Transcript Request Form - Snohomish High School
  • Annual Bus Pass Request Form (2018-2019)
  • Application for Math Placement
  • ASB Budget Capacity Transfer Form
  • ASB Budget Request Form Detail
  • ASB Budget Request Form Summary
  • ASB Fund Raiser Final Reconciliation
  • ASB Fund Raiser Request for Approval Form
  • ASB Imprest Reimbursement Request Form
  • ASB Interactivity Transfer Form
  • ASB Inventory Reconciliation Form
  • ASB Purchase Order Sample
  • ASB Reconciliation Imprest Account
  • ASB Reconciliation Imprest Account Sample
  • ASB Requisition Sample
  • ASB Revenue Transmittal
  • ASB Voucher Form Sample
  • Authorization for Administration of Medication Form
  • Budget Bank Bag Sign Out Log
  • Budget Budget Transfer Request
  • Budget Journal Voucher Request
  • Budget NSF Redeposit Sample
  • Budget Petty Cash Reconciliation Sample
  • Budget Receipt Log
  • Budget Refund Request Form
  • Budget Revenue Transmittal
  • Building Use Application & Agreement
  • Building, Field & PAC Use Fees
  • Bus Stop Change Request Form
  • Capital Assets Capital Outlay Barcode Assignment
  • Capital Assets Property Loss Report
  • Capital Assets Request for Transfer or Surplus of Furniture and Equipment
  • Capital Assets Surplus Books
  • Capital Assets Trade In Form
  • Catering Menu Snohomish
  • Centennial Middle School Centennial Trail Permission Form
  • Certificated Generic Transfer Request Form
  • Certificated Posted Position Application Form
  • Change of Address Name Notification
  • Checklist for Registration
  • Choice Transfer Request
  • Classified Posted Position Application Form
  • Clock Hour Proposal Form
  • Clock Hour Repeat Proposal Form
  • Clock Hour VITA Form
  • Counselor Information Sheet
  • Course Addition/Modification Review Process Approval
  • Credit for Proficiency - World Languages
  • Credit for Proficiency - World Languages Form
  • Direct Deposit Form
  • Donations Approval of Item or Cash Donation Form
  • Elementary 4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Application Packet - English (2019-2020 School Year)
  • Elementary 4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Application Packet - Russian (2019-2020 School Year)
  • Elementary 4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Application Packet - Spanish (2019-2020 School Year)
  • Employee Absence Request Form (RSC and Maintenance/Custodial Staff)
  • Employee Green Sheet Extra Hours
  • Employee Leave of Absence Request Form
  • Employee Resignation Retirement Form
  • Employee Unpaid Leave Request Form
  • Field Use Application & Agreement
  • Fieldtrip Form Packet (Out-of-Country)
  • Fieldtrip Form Packet (Overnight and/or Out-of-State)
  • Fieldtrip Form Packet (Same-Day)
  • Food & Beverage Authorization Form
  • Free & Reduced Meal Application (English)
  • Free & Reduced Meal Application (Spanish)
  • Fundraising Request for Approval Form
  • Golden Kla Ha Ya Club Registration
  • In-District Secondary Variance Form
  • In-District Variance Form
  • Intent to Homeschool
  • Kindergarten Early Entrance Assessment (3111 F.1)
  • Kindergarten Handbook
  • Kindergarten-3rd Grade Highly Capable Referral Packet
  • Kindergarten-3rd Grade Highly Capable Referral Packet (Russian)
  • Kindergarten-3rd Grade Highly Capable Referral Packet (Spanish)
  • Mail-In Order Form (ASB Card, Yearbook, PE Clothing)
  • McKinney Vento Intake and Referral Form
  • Middle School Honors Program Application Packet (2018-2019 School Year)
  • Middle School Math Credit Application (2410F1)
  • Military Recruiters Opt Out Form
  • National Honor Society Community Service Hours Verification
  • New Student Registration Packet 2017-2018 (English)
  • New Student Registration Packet 2017-2018 (Russian)
  • New Student Registration Packet 2017-2018 (Spanish)
  • New Student Registration Packet 2018-2019 (English)
  • New Student Registration Packet 2018-2019 (Russian)
  • New Student Registration Packet 2018-2019 (Spanish)
  • Opt-Out Form - HIV/AIDS Prevention and Human Growth and Development/Puberty for 5th and 6th Grade
  • Out-of-District Clock Hour Guidelines 2018 Packet
  • Overnight Field Trip Amusement Park and Pool Consent Form (Russian)
  • Overnight Field Trip Amusement Park and Pool Consent Form (Spanish)
  • Overnight Field Trip Consent Form (Russian)
  • Overnight Field Trip Consent Form (Spanish)
  • Overnight Field Trip Medical Consent Form (Russian)
  • Overnight Field Trip Medical Consent Form (Spanish)
  • Parent Club Volunteer Form
  • Parent Request For Part Time Attendance or Ancillary Services Form 3114F3
  • Parking Contract - Glacier Peak
  • Performing Arts Centers Application & Agreement
  • Permission to Carry Non Prescription Medication (Primary Grades)
  • Permission to Carry Non Prescription Medication (Secondary Grades)
  • PGP Information - Professional Educator Standards Board
  • PGP Template for Certificate Renewal
  • Photo Opt-Out Form - 3600F3 (English)
  • Photo Opt-Out Form - 3600F3R (Russian)
  • Photo Opt-Out Form - 3600F3S (Spanish)
  • Procurement Cards P Card Handbook
  • Procurement Cards P Card Memorandum of Agreement
  • Procurement Cards P Card Training Checklist
  • Procurement Cards P Card Transaction Log
  • Procurement Cards Using Your Card Quick Reference
  • Purchase Request Form
  • Purchasing Competitive Bidding Exemptions
  • Purchasing Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Purchasing Independent Contractor Checklist
  • Purchasing Independent Contractor Overview
  • Purchasing Manual Requisition Sample
  • Purchasing Request for Quote
  • Purchasing Request for Quote Public Works
  • Purchasing Sales Tax Comp Tax Guide
  • Purchasing Sole Source Justification - Products and Warranty Service
  • Purchasing Sole Source Justification - Services
  • Purchasing W-9
  • Purple Class Sub Time Sheet
  • RankOne Sports On-Line Directions - Centennial Middle School
  • RankOne Sports On-Line Directions - Valley View Middle School
  • Records Destruction Approval Log
  • Records Request Form
  • Records Retention Box Label Sample
  • Reimbursement Business Travel Request Form
  • Reimbursement Classload Option Change Request
  • Reimbursement In-District Mileage
  • Reimbursement Out-of-District Travel and Supplies
  • Reimbursement SEA Professional Development Reimbursement Form
  • Report of Child Abuse and Neglect Form 3421F1
  • Request for Distribution of Information - 4323F
  • Request for Documents
  • Request to Donate Leave
  • Risk Management Accident Report Follow Up
  • Risk Management Motor Vehicle Accident Report
  • Risk Management Non Employee Accident Report
  • Risk Management Property Loss Report
  • Risk Management Report of Emergency Drill
  • School Attendance (English)
  • School Attendance (Russian)
  • School Attendance (Spanish)
  • Senior Community Service Verification Form
  • SHS Alumni Transcript Request Form
  • Snohomish School District Physical Examination Form
  • State Assessment Refusal Form - Elementary & Middle
  • State Assessment Refusal Form - High School
  • State of Washington Health Forms (English)
  • State of Washington Health Forms (Spanish)
  • Student Housing (English)
  • Student Housing (Russian)
  • Student Housing (Spanish)
  • Student Parking Contract
  • Student-Parent Handbook (2017-2018)
  • Third Party Education Verifications
  • Third Party Education Verifications - Glacier Peak High School
  • Third Party Education Verifications - Snohomish High School
  • Transportation Input Form 2017-2018 (English)
  • Transportation Input Form 2017-2018 (Russian)
  • Transportation Input Form 2017-2018 (Spanish)
  • Transportation Input Form 2018-2019 (English)
  • Transportation Input Form 2018-2019 (Russian)
  • Transportation Input Form 2018-2019 (Spanish)
  • Travel Per Diem Request Form - 5341F1
  • Volunteer Chaperone Field Trip Guidelines - 2320F3
  • Volunteer Packet
  • W-4 Form
  • Western Conference Athletics Ticket Prices WESCO 2018-2019
  • Youth Sports Head Injury Compliance
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