Attendance Line & Policy

The Attendance Line Is Available 24 Hours A Day — 360.221.0937

The SWHS faculty considers regular attendance to be a necessary and vital part of learning and course mastery. Over the past five years, we have seen dramatic improvements in student attendance. We continue to support District Policy No.3120 requiring students to attend school regularly. Primary responsibility for regular attendance rests with the student and his/her parent or legal guardian.

When a student is absent from class, the parent/guardian is responsible to inform the school in two ways:

  1. On the morning of absence, call the attendance line (360-221-0937) by 8:30 a.m. Please give student name, parent/guardian name, phone number, dates, and reason for absence.
  2. On the day student returns to class, send a note with your student. Please give student name, parent/guardian name, phone number, dates, reason for absence, with your signature.

    Any absences, which are not verified on or before the day that the student returns to class, will be marked as truant. If the absence is cleared within 48 hours by the parent/guardian writing a note (per point 2 above), the truancy will be dropped. Truant students will be assigned the appropriate discipline.

The complete attendance policy is available in the Student Handbook.