Attendance Policy

Attendance Matters at Whittier: Every Day & Every Minute Counts

Attendance is a critical component to your child’s success at Whittier Elementary School, so we expect all students to attend every day, on time.  Please continue to make attendance a high priority for your child throughout the school year.  Strong attendance will lead to great success for your child at Whittier and in their lives!  Here are some important attendance details for this school year:

  • School hours at Whittier are 8:35 a.m.-2:50 p.m. (first bell rings at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Instruction begins promptly at 8:35, at which time your child should be in his/her classroom.
  • If your child is going to be absent from school the parent/guardian must E-mail:, or call Whittier’s attendance line at: 425.385.4305. The specific reason and the date of the student’s absence must be included in your communication.

Learn more about the Whittier attendance expectations and the district attendance policy.


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