Attendance Information for Families

  • Attendance Line: 360-412-4761


    • The first bell rings at 9:16am and attendance is taken at 9:20am in the classroom. If your student arrives later than 9:20am, they will need a note or phone call from the parent or guardian to excuse the tardy. Students should check in at the attendance window to get a pass to class. Students who have 3 unexcused tardies in a single week will have an isolated lunch period.
    • Students who arrive by 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 excuse your student for an illness or appointment for the school day, please call the attendance line at 412-4761. You may leave a message detailing the absence.
    • If your student has an appointment during the school day, please send a note with your student or call 412-4761 to have your student released for the appointment. A call in will require the parent/guardian to come in and sigh the student out. If you send a note, no other signature is required. 
    • When possible, a doctor’s note is appreciated for illnesses or appointments.
    • An automated attendance notification call goes out to families at 1:30pm daily. Excused absence requests will need to be made by 11:00am to avoid receiving an automated call. Any requests made after 11:00am can be viewed as 'Excused' on Family Access.

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!

NTPS Attendance Information

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