Reporting an Absence

  • Parents, when your child is absent from school or going to be tardy, we would appreciate a call or email before 9:00 am on the day of the absence. If a call is not possible, please send a note with your child upon his or her return to school. Students missing their bus must make every effort to get to school by their own means.  A missed bus, missed ride, sleeping in, or babysitting are not valid excuses for an absence or tardy.  Transportation to and from school is a student’s responsibility. 
     
    If a phone call or note from the parent cannot verify the absence within 24 hours of the student’s return, the absence will be considered unexcused.
     
    These excuses become a part of the student’s Attendance Record.  A pattern of absences or absences in excess of twenty days may result in school authorities requesting a doctor’s verification of illness.
     
    To report an absence please call: 360-412-4742, or email: kmsattendance@nthurston.k12.wa.us

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.