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    Attendance Contact Information

    Attendance Secretary: Kathy Webb | kawebb@seattleschools.org

    Phone: 206-252-9875  |  Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    We miss your student when they are gone and we value their contributions to our school community. And, research has shown that attending school regularly and arriving on time helps students feel better about school—and themselves. When students improve their attendance rates, they also improve their academic prospects and chances of graduating on time.

    Early Dismissals need to be excused in advance, send note/email by the morning of the day of the Early Dismissal.

    To Excuse an Absence or Tardy contact the Attendance Office by email, written note, or phone call within three school days. Please provide the date, student’s name, and legitimate reason.

    Planned Absences of 2 or more days must complete a pre-arranged absence form.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    • Absenteeism or tardiness, especially in the first month of school, can predict poor attendance throughout the school year.
    • The first 20 days of school are particularly important for establishing good attendance habits.
    • Missing 10% (or about 18 days) increases the chance that your student will not master course content at the same level as their peers.
    • Missing a single day in a block schedule is equivalent to missing 2 full days of instruction.
    • Absences can affect the whole class if the teacher has to slow down learning to help students catch up.
    • By being present at school, your student strengthens social skills and establishes habits that will transfer into the workplace.
    • Regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.

    WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

    • Reinforce the importance of attendance with students when school starts and throughout the school year.
    • Communicate with the staff at TCS about absences and any concerns.
    • Partner with TCS if your student is dealing with health concerns, transportation challenges, losing interest in school, struggling to complete assignments, or other personal challenges.

    Note: Students living on their own need to contact their administrator to establish the attendance procedures.

    Find out how your missed days affect your chances of graduating on time!
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    ALL CENTER SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULES SPS SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR