Students are expected to be in school and in class daily. Punctual attendance is the first requirement for success - both here and in the “real” world.
A large part of your learning takes place during classdiscussions and participation. Many of our teachers use project basedlearning methods and if you are absent, not only do you miss out on thelearning, but any group you are working in is affected.
The depth and coverage of material in class requires active student engagement, and failure to attend class prevents active student engagement, which is an expectation of all students in all courses at West Seattle High School: class participation is a basis for grading in all courses.
All absences must be cleared in writing (note or email) within 48 hours.
- Participation in a school-approved activity (field trip), (authorized)
- Request made by parent/guardian such as illness, health conditions, family emergency, religious purposes, or educational opportunities
- Disciplinary actions or suspensions
- Absences not authorized or excused from the above reasons
Students are considered tardy if they arrive within thefirst 10 minutes of class. Arrival to class late, by more than 10minutes, will be considered an absence.
If you arrive late to school and have no excuse note,just go right to class. If you have a note, bring it to the attendanceoffice where you will be issued a pass to class.
It is the responsibility of the student to keep trackof your attendance. You may look on the SOURCE or get a print-out fromthe Attendance Office. You must excuse your absence in writing (email ornote from parent/guardian) within two school days.
If you will be gone on a pre-planned event, make sure you fill out a Pre-Planned Absence Form and have teachers sign it. Please do this at least three (3) days in advance.
Course work will not be accepted for full credit unlessan absence or tardy is excused. Students must arrange make-up work forexcused absences and tardies with the teacher.
To request homework while you are out, send an email directly to the teacher or check the SOURCE for current assignments.
If you need to leave school before the day is over,bring a note from your parent/guardian requesting an early dismissal. Ifthat is not possible, please have them call in advance and request therelease. Without advance notice, they will be asked to wait while wedeliver the pass as we do not do any paging during class time. Pleasecheck in with the Attendance Office upon your return.
If you have any questions, please contact
Ms. Nancy Cromer – Attendance Specialist in Room 129
Nancy Cromer | email@example.com