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Attendance Information

Report an Absence

Please email or call our attendance office to report an absence:


Please include your child's name, date(s) of absence, and reason for absence.

Health Office

Contact Nurse Joy Nevens: 206-393-4734


When to stay home because of illness

Einstein Health Office

Pre-Arranged Absences

If you know in advance that your student will miss school for an extended number of days due to a trip, medical issue or other event please contact our attendance office to set up a pre-excused absence form that will help your student collect work prior to their missed days. 

Pre-arranged absence form.pdf

Late Arrival / Early Dismissal

If you know you will be dropping your student off late to school or picking them up early for an appointment, please call ahead to let us know.  We are unable to call classrooms directly to dismiss students.  If we know about early dismissals in advance we can arrange for your student to meet you in the pick up area.

Need Help?

Is your student struggling to get up on time for school?  Or feeling overwhelmed with work and refusing to go to school?  Help is available!  Please contact your student's school counselor or an administrator to let us know if your child struggles to come to school regularly.  We can help! 

District and State Truancy Information: 

School Board Policy-Attendance

State Information: Attendance, Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy

King County Truancy Information

Attendance Matters!

Help your child succeed in school by building the habit of good attendance early so they learn right away that attending school on time and every day is important. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves and good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and in their future careers.

If children do not attend school regularly, they miss out on fundamental reading and math skills and the chance to build a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers.

Students can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school year, or about 18 days.  That’s just one day every two weeks.

Research shows that missing 2-3 days a month can result in:

  • 3rd-grade students falling behind in reading
  • 6th-grade students failing courses
  • Teens dropping out of high school

Sporadic absences matter.  Just one or two days a month can add up before you know it!

If you are facing challenges related to health care, unstable housing, transportation, or lack of food, your school can help.  We can connect you to services for the whole family.

Some absences are unavoidable. Children get sick and need to miss school occasionally. The important thing is to have students attend school as often as possible and on time.  If your student must be absent, it is important you communicate with your school and report the absence.


School Board Absence Policy Documents

Excused and Unexcused Absences - Policy

Excused and Unexcused Absences - Procedure

Home-Based Instruction - Policy