Attendance

Help your child succeed in school and in life by getting them to school every day.  A missed absence, for any reason and for any amount of time, is a missed opportunity for learning. 

Below you will find McMicken's attendance policy as well as informational guides. (Click on each section title to access guides and forms.)

Attendance Basics
If your child will not be in school, for any reason, you must call the school office every day your child is out. Please call 206.631.4300. 

Parent Guideline for Student Illness
This guide will help you determine when to keep your child home in the event of illness.
   Please note: After three days of illness, the school nurse asks that you take your child to the doctor. More serious illnesses tend to last for more than three days. During your visit, please ask for a doctor's note confirming the appointment and turn it in to the school office. The school nurse can be reached at 206.631.4305 if you have any questions or concerns regarding the school's health policies.

Prearranged Absence Form
This form is used for any vacation taken during the school year, regardless of the length of time away. It is also used for any known absence lasting for 3 days or more, not related to a family vacation. Please fill out the top portion and return to the school's office. 

Every Day Counts
This informational guide provides tips on how to help reduce absences.

State Law Requirements
This informational guide outlines the school's responsibilities in addressing attendance issues.

Important Times
8:15 - School doors open. Breakfast available. Students proceed to the cafeteria or the gym.
8:40 - First bell rings. Students are en route to their classrooms.
8:45 - Second bell rings. Students are in class ready to learn. If a student is not in class when the second bell rings, he/she is considered tardy.
9:00 - Any students arriving after 9:00 are considered absent for the entire morning.
  Please Note: Students will not be released the last 10 minutes of the day because it creates too much of a disruption in the classroom. Any parent needing to take their student out of school early must come into the office and sign his/her child out. Once the parent has done this, the student will be called out of class.


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Attendance Celebrations
Each month two Top Classes with the best attendance will be recognized at the all-school assembly. Students in the winning classes will also receive a special treat and a super secret, fun reward. 

Will your student’s class be next?

SEPTEMBER
Primary - Elwell:  99.03% of the class attended school every day!
Intermediate - Pasion:  98.59% of the class attended school every day!

Mrs. Robertson presenting the Top Class award to Mrs. Elwell's class.

Kindergarten class picture


OCTOBER
Primary - Baunach:  98.88% of the class attended school every day!
Intermediate - J. Walsh:  98.76% of the class attended school every day!


NOVEMBER
Primary - Shi:  92.90% of the class attended school every day!
Intermediate - J. Walsh:  91.76% of the class attended school every day!

Picture of teacher with students


**This is the second month in a row for Mrs. Walsh's class! Way to go!

Picture of teacher with students


DECEMBER
Primary - T. Walsh:  91.29% of the class attended school every day!
Intermediate - Ward:  92.34% of the class attended school every day!

Picture of teacher with students.
Picture of teacher with students.