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)

     

    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)

     

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