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RBHS Attendance Policy

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RBHS ATTENDANCE POLICY (rev 8.2021)

Attendance is essential to the success of our scholars.  It is critical that every teacher take attendance each day accurately in accordance with District policy.  If you arrive to school late or are absent, please be sure to contact the attendance office to excuse your tardy or absence.

EVERY SCHOLAR WHO IS LATE (EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED) MUST FILL OUT A LATE PASS BEFORE ENTERING CLASS.  LATE PASSES ARE AVAILABLE IN 104 OR CAN BE PICKED UP FROM OUR HALLWAY TEAM LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING.

Teacher will:

  • Mark scholars who arrive Late with the unexcused late pass within the first 20 minutes of the start of class, with the exception of first period of the day, which will be 30 minutes. 
  • Scholars who arrive after the 20 minutes (30 minutes for first period of day) will be marked absent.  Scholar can provide documentation to Attendance office to remove absence for a valid reason.   
  • Scholars have 2 days to provide documentation to Attendance office for excusing tardies and absences.

Teacher responsibility for parent/guardian contact:  Please meet with scholar and/or make contact home if the student has been late 3 or more times in a week.  Contact needs to be recorded in grade level contact log.

TARDIES

The late restorative process begins on the 3rd Unexcused Tardy 

3rd – 5th Unexcused TardiesNotice will be sent to scholar and parent.  Scholar will meet with Attendance Intervention Specialist(AIS) and complete a reflection sheet.
6 or more Unexcused TardiesNotice will be sent to scholar and parent.  AIS will schedule a meeting with scholar and parent to complete an Attendance Intervention Plan.  AIS will monitor attendance plan and inform parent of progress.  Possible options include schedule change, wake-up calls, etc.

UNEXCUSED  ABSENCES

1st Unexcused AbsenceNotice will be sent to scholar and parent.
2nd Unexcused AbsenceNotice will be sent to scholar and parent.  AIS will meet with scholar and complete a reflection sheet.
3 or more Unexcused AbsencesAIS will schedule conference with family, scholar and admin to complete Student Attendance Agreement and Attendance Intervention Plan.  AIS will monitor progress and share with family.  Other options include possible schedule or placement change.   Possible loss of privileges to participate in extracurricular activities or events.
7 or more Unexcused AbsencesAIS will revisit Attendance Intervention Plan with administrator, scholar and family and continue to monitor progress weekly.  AIS will enlist support from Student Support Team and CBOs.  Other options include possible schedule or placement change.   Possible loss of privileges to participate in extracurricular activities or events.
 
Students with seven unexcused absences in any month or ten unexcused absences within the school year and our supports and interventions haven’t helped get your student to school consistently, we are required to file a petition with the Juvenile court, alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010, Washington’s mandatory attendance law.

District Policy:

II. ATTENDANCE TAKING MANDATORY:  To ensure that the District is meeting its obligations under Washington’s compulsory attendance laws, it shall be the responsibility of each teacher to maintain accurate attendance reports. At the secondary level, teachers shall enter attendance into the Student Information System for each non-prep period within the first ten minutes of class each day.

Students with three unexcused absences in one month, state law (RCW 28A.225.020) requires we schedule a conference with you and your child.

Students with five excused absences in any month, or ten or more excused absences in the school year, we are required to contact you to schedule a conference. If you have provided a doctor’s note or prearranged an absence, and a plan is in place so your child does not fall behind academically, a conference is not required.

Students with seven unexcused absences in any month or ten unexcused absences within the school year and our supports and interventions haven’t helped get your student to school consistently, we are required to file a petition with the Juvenile court, alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010, Washington’s mandatory attendance law.

SPS Attendance Information and Resources: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/attendance/