Attendance Information


    The school district expects regular and punctual student attendance. Regular attendance is extremely important for your child’s educational progress. Our office appreciates receiving a call when your child is going to be tardy or absent. 

    To report your child’s absence, please call our 24hr. Absence Alert Line at 831-4003, before 9:30 a.m. If you make this call it will not be necessary to write a note after the absence. We will call all parents regarding absences if the office has not heard from you by 9:30 a. m.

    Students who have been absent have the right to make up the assigned work upon their return to school. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the assigned work from their teacher upon returning. Failure to make up the missed assignments within the designated time may result in a reduction of the student's grade.


    Daily student attendance in school is one of the cornerstones of academic success. North Bend Elementary will comply with the Washington State Attendance BECCA Law. Any student with 5 unexcused absences within any month or 10 unexcused absences during the current school year is referred to the school district, which must file a petition with the juvenile court alleging a violation of the State Compulsory Attendance Law by the parent, by the child, or by the parent and the child. We urge everyone to be in attendance 180 days per year.


    Any student arriving late to school, after 9:15 am, is considered tardy. If you are tardy to school in the morning you must report to the office to check in with the attendance secretary and sign in. Tardy students must have a pass from the office in order to be admitted to their classrooms. We will emphasize to all students the importance of punctuality. School playground opens at 8:55 a.m. First bell is at 9:10 a.m. and students should be in their seats and ready for learning at 9:15 a.m. Persistent occasions of tardiness may result in the student having to make up the time missed.