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Seahawk Blitz joins the Muir Elementary Turkey Trot

It was all smiles and high fives at John Muir Elementary when the Seahawk Blitz joined students at the 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This event took place during lunch recesses and promotes the importance of physical fitness and activity.

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Attendance

Responsibility for Attendance

Students and parents are responsible for school attendance. Within 48 hours of the absence, the parent or legal guardian of any student who is absent from school is required to:

1) Leave a phone message on the EMHS Attendance Line at 425-936-2306;

2) Send an email to the Office Manager at mosness@lwsd.org; or

3) Supply a parent or physician note.

The parent must report the absence for all students living at home – no exception for students over age 18 unless they are not living at home. Using the chart below and professional judgment, the school will determine whether an absence is excused or unexcused. The parent is responsible for explaining the circumstances for the absence, NOT for determining whether the absence is excused or unexcused.

Definition of Absence Chart

EXAMPLES OF
EXCUSED ABSENCES

EXAMPLES OF
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

  • Illness or medical emergency (in certain instances, a doctor’s note may be required to verify the absence)
  • Religious observance
  • Family emergencies
  • Pre-arranged medical and dental appointments
  • Counseling appointments
  • School-related field trips (special school programs, pre-arranged community service activities or school activities)
  • College visits
  • Required court proceedings

(court document required)

  • Family vacations (only if vacation policy is followed, which includes filling out a pre-arranged absence form)
  • Oversleeping, alarm clock not working
  • Traffic problems
  • Missing the bus
  • Staying home to do homework
  • Job training or work-related absences
  • Student providing childcare for younger siblings
  • Taking driver’s test
  • Shopping for prom dress
  • Taking pet to veterinarian

Late Arrivals/Tardies/Leaving Campus

Students arriving up to 10 minutes late will be marked tardy by the teacher. Students arriving after 10 minutes late will be marked absent (even though they will be in class). Students leaving campus during the day for appointments or illness need to sign out through the main office and a parent or guardian needs to call the attendance line within 24 hours with the reason for the absence.

Tardy/Absent Policy

When arriving late, go directly to class.

Enter the classroom quietly, take your seat, and do not interrupt.

If you’re more than 10 minutes late, you will be marked absent and an automated phone call will made home.

Students with excessive tardies will be placed on an attendance contract which may result in disciplinary consequences & probation.