• My student will be absent from school. What do I need to do?

    Please notify the office by phone (206-393-4262, extension 1) or email (nc.attendance@shorelineschools.org). If possible, bring or send documentation to excuse the absence when your child returns to school. Remember, excused absences are still days of missed learning that might make it hard for your student to stay on track.


    When should I keep my student home?

    • Illness
      • If your child has had a fever of over 100 degrees in the past 24 hours
      • If your child is throwing up or having diarrhea
      • If your child’s eyes are pink and crusty
      • If your child has a rash that is not heat-related
    • Medical appointments
      • Try to schedule medical and dental appointments outside of school hours
      • If your child has to miss part of the day for a routine appointment, it is better to come late or leave early than to miss the whole day
    • Family emergencies
    • Religious observances

    When you are preparing for family trips and special occasions, please plan around the school calendar, including half days and early release days. Kindergarten is an important year of learning that prepares students for the rest of their school years. Kindergarten is also an important year for building habits of good attendance!


    Shoreline Public Schools Attendance Policy

    Shoreline Public School’s Attendance Policy (3122) states: “Regular school attendance is necessary for mastery of the educational program provided to students of the district. Students at times may appropriately be absent from class.”

    (To read the full Shoreline Public Schools attendance policy, see here: https://www.shorelineschools.org/Page/139).