Attendance Center

Attendance Specialist: Disney Bayot
Location: Building 2, Ground Floor, Room 2050 (across from the Counseling Center)
Phone: 206-252-7804
Email: dnbayot@seattleschools.org

PLEASE ALLOW 48 hrs FOR ATTENDANCE CHANGES TO OCCUR ON THE STUDENTS' RECORDS.

This includes, but is not limited to: excused absences due to sports, field trips, and events that happen inside the school. Thank you!

Attendance Information

  • A letter is mailed monthly to parents of students who have at least 2 unexcused absences on their records.
    • Parents/Guardians should excuse the absences as soon as possible
  • Absences older than 2 weeks will no longer be excused
  • Students, it is your responsibility to keep track of your attendance. Check The SOURCE frequently for current attendance information.
    • For any discrepancies, come to the Attendance Office and fill out an Attendance Correction Form

Excusing Absences and Tardies

  • Parents/Guardians must call, e-mail, or have your child drop off a note at the Attendance Office
  • Always include a valid reason when excusing absences and tardies

Examples Of Reasons That Are Not Excused

Alarm did not go off
Woke up late/overslept
Traffic
Work (employers cannot require students to work during school hours)
Missing the metro bus
Consistent car troubles
Family issues/emergencies that are not explained and/or confirmed by a parent/guardian
Babysitting/driving siblings to school
Leaving school without parents notifying the Attendance Office ahead of time

Early Release

  • Call, e-mail, or have your child drop off a note at least 2hrs in advance noting the time that your child needs to be released (i.e.: doctor appointments). This gives our office enough time to send your child an Early Release pass so he/she can leave on time
  • The student will not be released without permission from parent/guardian via phone call, e-mail, or a note

Update Your Contact Information

  • Only contacts in our system under your child’s name are allowed to pick him/her up, and call in absences and early release
  • Please check in with the Attendance Office to ask who is on your child’s contact list, and update when necessary

Your Child Arrives Late to School

  • Have your child come to the Attendance Office to receive a hallway pass to go to class
  • Having your child check in with the office also ensures that we can give you accurate information on whether or not he/she made it to school safely and on time
  • Students more than 10 minutes late to class are marked absent

Missing More Than 3 Days of School

Pick up a Pre-Planned Absence Form in the Attendance Office

Forms
Attendance Brochure
Bell Schedule
Day Schedule
Voicemail Options

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