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All Absences Must be Reported to the Main Office

Please report absences and late arrivals to the main office by telephone or email:

Main office: 206-252-1300
Attendance line (message only): 206-252-1302
Attendance email: adams.attendance@seattleschools.org

When reporting absences, please include your child’s first and last name, their teacher’s name, and a brief explanation of why they will be absent. For state reporting purposes, we need to know if a student is out for a medical reason or for travel or some other reason.

The office will follow up on any unconfirmed absences by 10 a.m. each day. At the elementary school level, that means a phone call to a parent/guardian. If we are unable to reach anyone, the absence is considered unexcused until confirmed otherwise. Parents have two days to contact the school to adjust an unexcused absence to an excused absence.

If your child is ill for more than three days or requires a medical leave, a doctor’s note may be required to excuse the absences.

District policy requires that an attendance intervention meeting with the parent is set up after three unexcused/unreported absences per month.

After twenty consecutive unexcused absences, a student is withdrawn from the school roster.

More information about SPS attendance policies are available on the district attendance page