Room: 122
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Phone: (206) 252-2274
Fax: (206) 252-2271


Consistent attendance is crucial to academic success. Failure to attend class prevents active student engagement.   

Attendance Forms:

Request for Excused Absence (sample Attendance Note) 

Handwritten notes that include the required information below are also accepted:

  1. Date of Note
  2. Student's full name, grade level, and ID number (printed)
  3. Dates(s) and reason for absence
  4. Signature of parent/guardian
  5. Parent/guardian daytime phone numbers 

College Visit Letter (sample)
Daily Progress Report
Pre-Planned Absence Documentation (sample)
Request for Pre-Planned Excused Absence
Study Plan 

Attendance Policies & Regulations:

Garfield High School Attendance Regulations
Seattle Public Schools Truancy Information

The State Board of Education and Garfield High School identify the following as excused absences: 

  • Approved pre-planned absences
  • Court summons (proof required)
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Field trips with GHS staff that have been approved by administration
  • Illness of student
  • Lack of SPS transportation (not including Metro)
  • Medical appointments
  • Observance of full day religious holidays
  • State emergency
  • Suspension
  • Violent/hazardous weather   

The Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors has adopted an Attendance Policy and other Attendance Information.

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