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Attendance

Attendance Information

Regular school attendance is necessary for mastery of the educational program provided to students of the district. However, student absences are appropriate in some circumstances.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.

Students can suffer academically if they miss 10% (or just 18 days) of the school year: That's just one day every two weeks.

Research shows that missing 2-3 days a month can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and, sometimes teens dropping out of high school.

Some absences are unavoidable. We understand that children will get sick and need to stay home occasionally. The important thing is to get students to school as often as possible and on time. Families should communicate with their school when students are absent.

Sporadic absences, not just those on consecutive days of school, matter. Before you know it – just one or two days a month can add up.

You can turn to your school for help. We offer services for the whole family, including those facing tough challenges related to access to health care, unstable housing, poor transportation or lack of food.

Family Attendance Pledge Letter

Renton School District 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. Consistent attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

Please take a minute to read this letter to your child(ren) and make a pledge together to attend school every day. Then, print, sign and have your child return this pledge to your school. Let's make school count, every day for every child!