Lake Washington School District Community:
Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.
Studies show children who miss too many days in kindergarten and first grade can struggle academically in later years. They often have trouble mastering reading by the end of third grade.
By middle and high school, chronic absence is a leading warning sign that a student will drop out.
If your student is going to be absent from school, communicate with the school in advance. An academic plan may be needed to keep your student on track.
While attendance is very important, please keep your child home if they are truly sick. See the Too Sick for School? page for more information.
Parents and guardians can help support regular attendance by: