Why are we focusing on attendance?
Because of this change, field trips and sports related trips will not be counted as absences for our students during the 2017-18 school year.
Also, in an effort to honor the implementation of tribal history and culture into our curriculum and knowing the alignment of these to WA State Learning Standards, the district has created a Cultural Activity/Ceremony Documentation form that students/families can fill out when they attend an event that promotes their culture.
This form (see below) would ask the student/family to make connections about the cultural activity and their learning by participating in it. Examples of activities include, but not limited to, attending memorials, name-giving ceremonies, seasonal round food gathering, and traditional funerals.
For students who complete and submit this assignment to the school building office where they attend within five (5) days of the cultural/traditional activity/ceremony, there will be no absence recorded. Students are still required to make up missing work from their classes.
If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact your building principal.