Regular school attendance is necessary for mastery of the educational program provided to students of the district. According to the compulsory attendance law (RCW 28A.225.010), all students are required to attend school between the ages of eight and eighteen. Students who fail to attend school or are absent without an excuse, seven times in a month or ten times in a school year, may be referred to the juvenile court according to RCW 28A.225.030.


    In our Distance Learning 2.0, attendance is just as important, if not more, as it is during in person learning.  At the secondary level, students will have a class meeting each day, for each class, via zoom and teachers are looking forward to seeing them. 

    If your student is ill or unavailable to attend the zoom that day (if they would have been absent from traditional school), please still excuse their absence as you usually would:

    During Distance Learning 2.0, teachers will be taking attendance.  If your student doesn’t attend the meeting, please expect a phone call or email, the following morning, to notify you.  Washington State law requires us to contact parents about daily attendance. 

    If you have any questions at all regarding attendance, please contact Patti Buchanan ( at Lakewood Middle School




    Attendance will be taken each period. All students, regardless of age, must comply with attendance rules. (WAC 180:40-210)