Attendance Reminder
Make Attendance a Habit
Posted on 12/17/2017

At Olympic High School, we’re striving to ensure all students can fully benefit from their education through regular attendance. When students attend regularly, they feel better about school—and themselves. Going to school on time, every day is important. Building a habit of consistent attendance will help your child do well in high school, college and at work.

Did You Know?

  • Mastering Math

    Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) increases the chance that your student will not read or master math at the same level as their peers. 


  • Falling Behind

    Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.


  • On Time

    Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.


  • Affecting Peers

    Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.


  • Meaningful Relationships

    By being present at school, your child learns valuable social skills and has the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with other students and school staff.


  • Sign of Difficulty

    Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.


What Can You Do?

We miss your child when they are gone, and we value their contributions to our school. We would like you to help ensure that your child attends regularly and is successful in school. If your child is going to be absent, please call the attendance office at 360-662-2730, or fill out an online form on our Absences page.

Read our full letter to parents with tips for improving attendance and details about state truancy laws.

What Is Our Promise to You?

We know that there are a wide variety of reasons that students are absent from school, from health concerns to transportation challenges. There are many people in our building prepared to help you if you or your student face challenges in getting to school regularly or on time. We promise to track attendance daily, to notice when your student is missing from class, communicate with you to understand why they were absent, and to identify barriers and supports available to overcome challenges you may face in helping your student attend school. 

Read our full letter to parents with tips for improving attendance and details about state truancy laws.