Please contact the Attendance Office at 360-662-2330 or use the form below ​to notify the school of your student’s absence.  This is a 24-hour phone number that you can call at any time.  Please do not use this form to request an early dismissal for your student, please call the Attendance Office at 360-662-2330.

You may also have your child bring a note to the attendance office window or e-mail. Bus passes and early dismissals should also be processed through the attendance window.  Parents/guardians have two school business days, after a student has returned to school to have the absence excused.  After this time, the absence will be marked as unexcused.  Parents will be notified of unexcused absences by an automated message system.  

Please visit our Attendance page to learn more about our rules.

Report an Absence

If your child will be absent from school, please provide us with the following information. Please note that all information with an asterisk (*) is required. You will recieve an email to verify your submission.



(in case we need verify the absence): 


Security Measure

Updated March 14, 2022

For a visual decision tool, see the Department of Health flowchart (pdf) for "what to do if a person is symptomatic."

Call your child’s school nurse if you have questions, or call Health Services at 360-662-1070.

COVID-19 Self-Evaluation

Self-evaluation prior to coming to school: 

  1. Do you have any of the following symptoms within the last day that are not caused by another condition?

    • Fever (100.4 F) or chills.
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Recent loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  2. Have you been in close contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 and are unvaccinated and choose not to participate in the Test to Stay program? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 6-feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. The close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place. This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting).

  3. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 5 days, or are you awaiting results of a COVID-19 test?

  4. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, students must stay home. Parents should notify the school.

Returning to School If Your Child Has Had COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptomatic individuals may return to school under one of the following conditions: 

  1. If NO testing for COVID-19 is performed, your child must quarantine for 5 full days from the onset of symptoms date and may return on Day 6 if:

    • No symptoms are present, or symptoms are resolving; AND
    • No fever within the past 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.


  2. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, they may return when the following criteria are met:

    • 5 days* have passed since symptom onset, or since positive test specimen collection date if no symptoms are present (*note: people who are severely ill or severely immunocompromised may need to isolate for up to 20 days); AND
    • No symptoms are present, or symptoms are resolving; AND
    • No fever within the past 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.


    Students and staff must continue monitoring for symptoms and wearing a well-fitting mask around others through day 10 (days 6-10) both in and out of school, including during extracurricular and sports activities.

    Individuals who have accommodations that allow them to attend school and not wear a well-fitting mask or face shield with a drape or wrap must stay in isolation the full 10 days.

  3. If your child tests negative for COVID-19 and has not been identified as a close contact, they can return to school after being fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication AND symptoms have improved

COVID-19 Testing Information

Please visit the district Testing FAQs page for links to information about testing locations, what kinds of tests CK Schools accept and more.