Attendance Information

  • Thank you for your efforts to ensure your student arrives to school each day on time ready to learn.

    If your student will be absent, please email the attendance office at:

    Parent/Guardian may choose to call the attendance hotline at 425.385.7205. Additionally, please submit an email or written note of explanation to school within 30 days.

    An automated phone message notification of your student’s absence will be sent by 10 a.m. each school day. If you report your student’s absence AFTER 9:15 a.m., we thank you for the information, but please know, you will still receive the automated notification at 10 a.m.

    School Day starts at 9:10am

    Tardy Bell rings at 9:15am

    Students are TARDY:    Arriving between 9:15am – 9:45am; Leaving between 3:00pm – 3:30pm

    Students are PART DAY ABSENT from school if they:

    Arrive AFTER 9:45am  or

    Leave BEFORE 

    •  3:00pm Regular Day
    •  1:45pm Learning Improvement Friday
    •  12:30pm Early Release Day

     Excused Tardies/Absences are:       

    • Illness/health condition
    • Medical Appointments (Doctor Note)
    • Family Emergency/Funeral
    • Religious
    • Cultural

    Unexcused Tardies/Absences are:    

    • Late Arrivals
    • Family Vacations (unapproved)
    • Reasons other than listed as excused


    Penny Creek Attendance Corner

    If your student is absent from school, please email the attendance line at to let us know the reason for the absence.  There is also a direct link on our webpage at:

    If your student will be out of town, please fill out and return the prearranged absence form.


    Changes to a student’s daily going home plan

    Occasionally, we need to change the plan of how our child is going home at the end of the school day.  Maybe Dad is picking up instead of riding the bus or Grandma will be at Kiss and Go instead of the parent pick up location in the Courtyard.  If this is the case for your family, we ask that a guardian send an email to the school office at and the classroom teacher by 2:50 p.m.  Please include the name of your student, their teacher, and the change of plan.  Our office will deliver this information to your student. This method of communication helps to support our staff with accurate message delivery.