We request that parents/guardians call or write a note (not email) excusing students from school. However, other communications regarding attendance may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
V. ATTENDANCE (pg. 38 and 39 of the Parent/Student Handbook)
Because Seattle Prep is a college preparatory school, it is essential students participate in class activities as fully as possible. In addition, because the curriculum is heavily devoted to hands-on, experiential and cooperative learning activities, student presence is an important element of our educational philosophy. Therefore, Prep has an absentee policy that strongly supports academic participation.
Students are expected to be in school and on time every day. A parent/guardian decides when an absence is necessary. However, Seattle Prep determines the type of absence that obligates the teacher to assist in make-up work and those for which disciplinary consequences may be appropriate. Parents should call the school (206-577-2145) before 10a.m. on any day their son/daughter will be absent. If a parent fails to notify the attendance office by 10 a.m., the student may be considered truant. When you call, please provide your son’s/daughter’s name, year in school, and reason for absence. The following types of absences are identified:
Absence: A student is absent if s/he misses more than 1/3 of a class (30 minutes for block classes, 15 minutes for single-period classes). If a student misses less than 1/3 of the class, s/he will be marked tardy.
A student will be marked tardy if s/he misses any part of a class, up to 1/3 of the class. If a student is less than 10 minutes late to class, s/he should report directly to the class and will be marked tardy. If a student is more than 10 minutes late for class, s/he should report to the Attendance Office and obtain a note to return to class. On a student’s fourth (4th) and any subsequent tardy for a class during a semester, the Dean of Students will assign an appropriate consequence.