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Contact:

Attendance Line: 425.204.4210  Available 24 hours a day. 

Fax: 425.204.4220

Attendance Email: hazen.attendance@rentonschools.us

Attendance Specialist(s): Suzanne Jacobs, Kimberlee Coffey

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.

  • Any absence that is or exceeds THREE (3) periods in length will be counted as a full day absence. This includes absences at the begining 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).

Hazen Tardy Policy:

5 tardies OR 2 lates = Lunch detention

15 tardies OR 2 lates = Administrative intervention

A tardy is arriving to class, after the bell, during first 10 minutes of class. A late is arriving to class, after ten minutes, and before the first 50% of class is over. Being absent for more the 51% of the class period is an absence.

Hazen Weekly Attendance Zooms

We would like to support your student in coming to school more frequently as we know that regular attendance has a positive influence on student grades. Regular attendance is also connected to on time graduation rates. 

Hazen is hosting weekly Community Attendance Zoom Meetings that are held twice each Thursday: 7:00 am and again at 7:00 pm. If your student has been identified as having more than 7 unexcused absences this school year, you will receive communication inviting you and your student to attend. Please join the Zoom session most convenient.  https://rentonschools.zoom.us/j/9198948013 

The Community Attendance Zooms will focus on:

  • Understanding Reasons for Chronic Absences​
  • Becoming familiar with the Becca Bill & Supports​
  • What happens when a Becca Petition is filed
  • Hazen's Process​
  • Some of the Ways We Can Help

Please keep you mic muted during the Zoom and type your & your' student's name in the chat.

If during the Zoom session that you  would like an individual conference with the Dean of Students, you will be able to put the conference request in the chat. You can also email requests to: sean.carrick@rentonschools.us

You can join the meeting by following this link: https://rentonschools.zoom.us/j/9198948013 

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!