Student attendance is the law.
RCW 28A.225.010 Compulsary School Attendance: Parents of any child 8 years of age and under 18 years of age in the State of Washington shall cause such child to attend school and such child shall have the responsibility to and therefore shall attend for the full school session.
RCW 28A.225.030: School districts are required to file a petition with the juvenile court for attendance violations by a parent or child.
The legislators, school districts and courts share the common goal of requiring students to attend school on a regular, full-time basis without acquiring unexcused absences.
Improving school attendance increases the likelihood that children will be successful in school. Also, improved attendance decreases problems related to inappropriate social behavior such as gang activity, vandalism, burglary, and drug/alcohol abuse.
Longview School District regulations and Mt. Solo Middle School policy require a child’s parent/guardian to either call the school attendance office at 360.577.2863 or send a note explaining the reason for a child’s absence. The attendance office will determine whether the absence is excused or not.