How Attendance works at Nisqually

  • Attendance Line: (360) 412-4771

    First bell rings at 9:16 AM and attendance is taken at 9:20 AM in the classroom.  If your student will be arriving later than 9:20, they will need a note or phone call from the parent or guardian to excuse the tardy. Students must check in at the attendance window to get a pass to class. Students who accrue 4 tardies (unexcused) will have detention. 
    NOTE: Students who arrive on a late bus must check in at the attendance window and get a pass to class.  A late bus will not count as a tardy.

    To Report an Absence

    Call (360) 412-4771 AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.  You may leave a message detailing the absence.
    You may also report the absence through Family Access (directions below). 

    To request Early Pick-Up / Change in After School Travel Plans 

    Call (360) 412-4771
    Notify Nisqually Middle School as early as possible, but no later than 3:00 PM on the day of the pick-up/travel change. For a pickup, a parent/guardian is required to come in and sign out the student. 
    Change of After School Travel plans include: 
    • Early pick-ups, including appointments
    • “Do not ride bus, parent will pick you up”
    Students will not be called out of class during the last period of the day without notice prior to 3:00PM. We want to have your student ready to leave when you arrive to sign them out. Your student will be prepared with a pass to leave class if notice is received. Without prior notice you will need to wait until a pass is sent to your student. 

Absence Reporting Through Family Access

  • Login to Family Access using your secure credentials. Contact your school's office if you do not know your username and/or password.
    • Select the student who is absent.
    • Click on the Attendance tab on the left side of the screen.
    • Click on the Enter Absence Request hyperlink on the right side of the screen.
    Step One for Family Access Absence Reporting  
    • Click on the Add Request hyperlink.
    Step Two for Skyward Absence Reporting  
    • On the Add Request screen, select the absence Start Date, End Date, Start Time, End Time and Reason. Entering comments is optional. Click the Save button. 
    Step Three Skyward Absence Reporting Screenshot  
    • If your email address is in our records, you will receive an email confirming the absence.