How to Report an Absence

Absence Reporting Through Family Access

  • Log into Family Access. Contact your school's office if you do not know your username and/or password.
    • If you have multiple students, click on the student you wish to report the absence at the top of the screen (the drop-down at the top if you're using the mobile app).
    • Click on the Attendance tile
      Attendance Tile (student icon with check-mark)
    • Make sure you're on the Absence Requests (tabs are in the middle of the screen), click Add Absence Request at the very right, choose the appropriate reason, adding notes, and copying the request to multiple students, if needed.
    • A message will be sent to your office with the information and will be pending until it has been processed.

    Watch this video to see it in action!

Woodland's Attendance Policy

  • It is important that students establish a pattern of being at school on time from kindergarten onward.  Instruction begins at the start of the day, and students who arrive late miss the essential instructions and a positive start to the day. If a student is consistently tardy and/or absent, it does impact learning. Students with good attendance do better academically.   
    Attendance form letters are sent out from the office after nine absences.  If a student reaches 12 absences, it is District policy to have parents meet with the school counselor to try to resolve the attendance issue before the student reaches 20 absences.  At 20, the school may file BECCA, unless there is medical documentation to justify the excessive absences. 
    Please try to plan vacations during school holidays so students are not missing school.  Remember to submit a letter to the principal for pre-approval if you plan to take your child on a trip during the school year.

NTPS Attendance Information

  • What is good attendance?

  • Why is good attendance important?

  • What happens if a student misses too much school?

  • What can the district do?

  • What can families do?

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