Absences are excused for: illness, medical appointments, legal appointments, religious holidays, and the death of family members.
If a student has 5 or more unexcused absences within a month or 10 unexcused absences within the school year we are obligated to report these to the school district and begin proceedings to file a truancy petition as stated by Washington state law.
Excessive tardiness and absences negatively affect a student’s academic performance. Six tardies/absences in a trimester will be considered excessive. For more information on the Renton School District Attendance policy, click here.
If your child has an absence, please call and leave a message on the school Attendance line: (425) 204-4655
Please give the student's name, teacher, grade, reason for the absence, and parent/guardian contact information.