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Contact:

Attendance Line: 425.204.3010  Available 24 hours a day. 

Attendance Email: nelsen.attendance@rentonschools.us

Attendance Specialist(s): Valisia Simpson, Teresa Williams

Remote Learning attendance INFORMATION

Regular school attendance is necessary for mastery of the educational program provided to students of the district. However, student absences are appropriate in certain circumstances.

Even in a remote environment, students are expected to be checking into EVERY class, EVERY day.  Some days it will be a Zoom meeting; on others, it may be a check-in form and/or independent work.  Teachers have posted their Purple and Gold day attendance expectations on their Google Classroom and/or Canvas page.

Remote Attendance Protocol:

  • To be marked present, students must meet their class’s attendance expectations by 3 PM each day.
  • If a student does not meet their attendance expectations for a class, they will receive an unexcused absence.
  • Families of students with unexcused absences will receive an RSD Robocall at 5 PM each day notifying them of the periods that their student missed.
  • If your student was not or is not able to attend class, please call or email the attendance office and their attendance will be adjusted appropriately.
  • If your student needs to take a longer (3 days+) absence due to illness, travel, etc., please email that information to our attendance office.

  • Any absence that is or exceeds THREE (3) periods in length will be counted as a full day absence. This includes absences at the beginning or end of the school day.
  • To be eligible to participate in after-school activities, students must have been on time to school and in attendance the full school day (all assigned classes).

Attendance Resources

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.

Students can suffer academically if they miss 10% (or just 18 days) of the school year: That's just one day every two weeks.

Research shows that missing 2-3 days a month can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and, sometimes teens dropping out of high school.

Some absences are unavoidable. We understand that children will get sick and need to stay home occasionally. The important thing is to get students to school as often as possible and on time. Families should communicate with their school when students are absent.

Sporadic absences, not just those on consecutive days of school, matter. Before you know it – just one or two days a month can add up.

You can turn to your school for help. We offer services for the whole family, including those facing tough challenges related to access to health care, unstable housing, poor transportation or lack of food.

Family Attendance Pledge Letter

Renton School District is making a special effort to ensure that all students fully benefit from their education by attending school regularly. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Consistent attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

Please take a minute to read this letter to your child(ren) and make a pledge together to attend school every day. Then, print, sign and have your child return this pledge to your school. Let's make school count, every day for every child!