Students are required to attend their scheduled classes each day unless they are properly excused.
Absence from school due to illness or other justifiable reasons will be excused provided that a parent notifies the office by phone (425-936-2355) or email (EASoffice@lwsd.org) when the student is absent.
Pre-arranged absences for time out of school require parent permission and the student is responsible for getting assignments from all teachers prior to absence. Pre-arranged absence forms are available in the office.
When returning to school from an absence or if arriving late to school, students must check in at the office to obtain an Admit Slip to class. Excessive absence or tardiness to school, whether excused or unexcused, is a disruption to the learning environment and will be dealt with accordingly.
Please try to schedule personal appointments (e.g., doctor, dentist, etc.) outside of school hours so that your student doesn't miss important instructional time.
EAS strongly recommends that parents avoid taking students out of school for family vacations at times other than LWSD holidays. Missed class time affects student learning and may negatively impact grades. Not only is the absent student impacted, but the entire class group is affected when other students miss school. Students who are pulled from school for two or more days for a pre-planned absence are expected to follow these procedures:
- Student picks up an EAS/LWSD Secondary Pre-Arranged Absence Form* from the EAS Office (*Note: EAS has an enhanced version of this form and it is important that the EAS version of the form is used rather than the standard form found on the district website.). EAS office staff will fill in the number of absences student has to-date and student will take this form home for parent’s completion and signature. The signed and completed form must be returned to the EAS office.
- AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE ABSENCE, student picks up Pre-Arranged Student Absence Assignments forms (one for each class) in the office and gives them to each of his/her teachers. Teachers will fill in assignments that student must complete during his/her absence and return the form back to the student.
- All assignments are due the date the student returns to school unless otherwise arranged with individual teachers.
Assignments teachers provide for a pre-arranged absence will be those that the student can reasonably accomplish on his/her own. Students are expected to turn in these assignments upon return to school or by the due date established with individual teachers. Students will be graded on these assignments. If an assignment is missing, they will receive a "0". Teachers will not hold make up classes or set up labs or projects for missed class work that is deemed "irreplaceable".