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    Good Attendance Matters at Whitman MSattendance matters

    Please contact us: or 206-252-1204

    Call us 206-252-1204 or write us just please let us know. We, here at Whitman are committed to having every student to share in the full experience of learning and to get that we need them here. A written note regarding the absence when your child returns to school is required.

    SPS Attendance Procedures

    Absence means any time a student can not be at school. For further details please read the full Truancy Brochure.

    Excused absences include but not limited to:

    • Student injury or illness
    • Medical appointments
    • Family emergency (such as death in the family, parent hospitalization, etc.)

    Unexcused Absences include:

    • Oversleeping,
    • Student missing the bus
    • Transportation problems
    • Student for used to babysitting
    • Family Vacations
    • Student on waitlist for another school

    Early Release of your Student

    Please email or send a signed note or call Attendance Secretary in the Main Office. The student has to be sign-out and picked up in the Main Office to people listed  on the SPS "Student Contact" list. Please make sure to update your Student's Contact list whenever there are changes.

    Attendance Policy

    Read more about State and district attendance policies on the Seattle Public Schools website.​