Attendance Policy

  • Keni Kohl - Attendance Specialist

    Ways to excuse your student's absences:

    • Send a note with your student upon their return to school
    • Email keni.kohl@rentonschools.us
    • Call/leave a voicemail at 425-204-2110
    • Text! Use the Remind app link to the right to be able to text in your student's absences! (Accounts will be verified as parent/guardian)

    If your student needs to leave school early, please send them with a note or call in to excuse them as soon as possible. Students under 18 years old will not be permitted to leave campus without prior parental permission. 


     

    Please see the student handbook for full attendance policy.

     

    Excused absences include:

    • Participation in a district or school activity
    • Illness, health condition, or medical appointment
    • Family emergency, including a death or illness in the family
    • Religious or cultural observance
    • Court or judicial proceedings

     

    Washington Attendance, Absences, & Truancy Information 

    It's the law! Be to school on time every day

    Washington State RCW 28A.225.020/House Bill 2449

    The law requires a parent conference to create an attendance plan when your child has:

    • 2 unexcused absences in a month
    • 5+ excused absences in a month or 10+ excused absences in a year (Unless there is a pre-arranged absence in writing)

    A full day absence is when a student misses 50% or more of a school day

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