MARCUS WHITMAN ATTENDANCE OFFICE: (360) 874-6170 Parents may also email Mrs. Meddles at firstname.lastname@example.org (note that there may be a delay in email delivery due to the districts spam filters).
Regular attendance is vital to the quality of a child’s education. Parents are the key in establishing and maintaining punctual, regular attendance habits. Each school has specific attendance policies listed in student handbooks; parents are encouraged to review these policies with their students.
EARLY DISMISSAL You may make arrangements to have your child released early by contacting the attendance office via written request, sent with your student the morning of, or by calling (360) 874-6170, at least 1 hour prior to the desired dismissal time. Your student will be issued an Early Dismissal Pass and be released at the appointed time. During school hours (not immediately before or afterschool) you may enter the staff parking lot and meet your student in the Main Office.
ABSENCES If a child is kept home due to illness, the attendance office should be notified as soon as possible. You may contact our attendance office directly by calling (360) 874-6170. School personnel will try to contact parents if this has not been done.
Physicians advise that a child be fever-free 24 hours before resuming normal activity. Parents/guardians must provide a written explanation/excuse for a student to take to school the day he/she returns from an absence.
HOMEWORK REQUESTS Parents may request that their child’s teacher(s) provide makeup assignments after the 2nd consecutive full day of absense. Because of our rotating schedule, a student has not missed a complete rotation of classes until they have missed 2 full days. To make a homework request, please contact the Main Office at (360) 874-6172. Requests made before 11:00 a.m. will be available for pick-up in the Main Office at 2:45 on the following business day.