How Attendance works at Nisqually

  • 360-412-4771

    • First bell: 9:16 am
    • Attendance taken: 9:20 am in the classroom.

    Students arriving later than 9:20 am will need a note or phone call from their parent/guardian to excuse the tardy. Check in at the attendance window to obtain a pass to class. Students with 4 or more unexcused tardies will have detention.
    Late bus? Late bus students must check in at the attendance window and get a pass to class. A late bus will not count as a tardy.

    How do I report an absence?

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

    How do I request an early pickup, change in after-school plans?

    • Call 360-412-4771 as early as possible, but no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the pick-up/travel change.
    • For an early pickup, a parent/guardian is required to come in and sign the student out.
    • Students will not be called out of class during the last period of the day without notice prior to 3:00 pm. 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. 

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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