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Attendance Update

Beginning on October 5, all schools in Washington will begin marking absences from remote learning as excused or unexcused in accordance with rules set by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). An absence can be excused for any previously allowable reason and any COVID-19 related circumstance with the student or family member. A student’s parent/guardian can excuse an absence by calling or emailing our school attendance secretary within five (5) days of the absence. Our school’s attendance secretary can be reached at bc.attendance@shorelineschools.org  206-393-4170, ext. 1

Below are two common questions and answers about how students can demonstrate attendance in the remote learning environment. You can also find more information HERE. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our attendance secretary.

Can a student demonstrate attendance before or after regular school hours?

Yes.  OSPI recommends that school districts provide multiple methods for students to access learning, outside of and beyond participation in live synchronous lessons. Our school district will count a student present if they engage in asynchronous activities, in place of a live scheduled session. This can include a student attempts an assignment, logs on for a part of the class, or asynchronously demonstrates participation. Students are encouraged to watch live teaching when possible.

Can a student demonstrate attendance over the weekend for the previous week?

Yes. Our schools will provide flexibility for families unable to log into live sessions due to internet access, bandwidth, access to childcare, other family obligations and work schedules.

If your child is not able engage on a daily basis, you should contact our office to share that information in order to develop a plan to track their attendance.