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Attendance Information for Families

  • Attendance Line: 360-412-4761

    Email: cmsoffice@nthurston.k12.wa.us

    • The first bell rings at 9:16 AM and attendance is taken at 9:20AM 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 should check in at the attendance window to get a pass to class.  Students who have 3 unexcused tardies in a week time frame will have an Isolated Lunch period.
    • 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 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 sign out the student, if you send a note no other signature is required. 
    • When possible, a doctor’s note is appreciated for illnesses or appointments.
    • Attendance Call goes out to families at 1:30 PM daily. Excused Absence requests will need to be made by 11:00 AM to avoid receiving an Attendance Call. Any requests made after 11:00 AM can be viewed as 'Excused' on Family Access.
    • Bus Notes If your student needs to ride a different bus home please provide a written note from the parent/guardian giving permission for the change. We will not be accepting phone calls for change requests. You may email cmsoffice@nthurston.k12.wa.us with change requests.

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.