How to Report an Absence at NTHS

  • The parent/guardian is expected to notify the school attendance office on the morning of the absence and to send a signed note of explanation with the student upon his/her return to school.
    Three options for reporting an absence:
    • Our Secure Online Form
    • Family Access
    • Handwritten Note
    For absences to be excused, a phone call, note or e-mail from the parent/guardian must be received within two school business days to report the reason for the absence.
    Handwritten notes may be turned into the attendance office or faxed to that office. Absences will be recorded as excused only if appropriate documentation is received.
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    (360) 412-4801 Ext. 41026


    Responsibility for Attendance

    Students and parents or guardians must accept responsibility for regular school attendance. Failure to do so may result in loss of credit and grades, removal from class, or removal from school.

    Teachers are required by law to maintain accurate attendance records. The teachers' electronic grade book is the document that will be reviewed with regard to all attendance questions.

    The district has in place Family Access through its computer system which allows parents or guardians to log onto their students’ records and monitor attendance and grades. All parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to do this at least weekly with their students in order to be aware early of any difficulties students might be experiencing and to work with student’s counselors, teachers, Deans of Students and other staff in ensuring that necessary supports for daily on-time attendance are implemented.

    Excused and Unexcused Absences

    Students are expected to attend all classes each day. Students returning to school after an absence are to report directly to class and are expected to make up all work missed. Failure to complete missed assignments will result in loss of credit for those assignments. Students will be given one (1) school day for every day of excused absence to make up missed work. Teachers may choose to extend the time at their discretion.

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.