Attendance Law and Policy
How do I excuse my child’s absence?
There are a number of different reasons why students miss school. WAC 392-401 defines which of these reasons qualify as excused daily absences and which are unexcused. Any absence that is not verified by a parent or guardian per FWPS policy is considered unexcused.
After five (5) consecutive days of absence due to a health condition, or an accumulation of ten (10) absences during a single semester due to illness or a health condition, a note of explanation signed by a doctor may be required, unless the absence was pre-arranged.