Absence From School

Early Dismissal or appointments during school hours:  Please notify the attendance office at least one hour prior to departure.  This allows us enough time to get your student the pass they need to leave class, collect their things and come to the office to meet you.

Late Arrival:  If arriving to school late (the courtyard gates will be closed) parents must accompany students into the office to sign them in - this is part of our Safe Arrival Program. 

Absent from School all day:  Notify the school attendance office no later than the morning your child is absent; leave full name, date, & reason for the absence.  

If no excuse is provided with the absence notification, or no notification is provided the day of absence: the parent/guardian must submit an excuse via phone, email or written note within forty-eight hours of the student’s return to school. Failure to provide a valid excuse within forty-eight hours will result in the absence being marked as unexcused. [See -here- for LWSD outlined Excused & Unexcused absences - 3122P.]

Pre-Arranged absences: If your child will be absent three or more consecutive days, please complete a Pre-Arranged Absence Form (below) and submit it to the Attendance Office.  Note that this form must be complete with all teachers initials/signatures before being turned in.

Pre-Arranged Absence Form (English)      Pre-Arranged Absence Form (Español)

How to Notify the Attendance Office:

  • Call (425) 936-2341 
  • Email FinnHillMSAttend@lwsd.org
  • Use Skyward Family Access absent requests online or Skyward Mobile App for full day absences only.