Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
(court document required)
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.
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.