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    Garfield Attendance

    Attendance Matters… Be Present in Class, It is Your Stepping Stone to Knowledge, Power, and Your Future Success!

    Students NEED to log in Remotely ON TIME for their classes.

    How to Submit the Attendance Form:

    1. Complete the Garfield High School Attendance Formpdf icon
      • Form needs to be LEGIBLE PLEASE, if NOT, your absence cannot be recorded.
      • Ms. Hubbard MUST receive the form within TWO days of student returning to school and logging in to their REMOTE classes.
      • If no reason is provided on form, the absence cannot be recorded for the student.
      • If your student is SICK, FIVE (5) or more CONSECUTIVE SCHOOL DAYS, a physician’s note is REQUIRED in order to excuse the absence(s). The note can be emailed to:
    2. Email the completed attendance form to
    3. PLEASE also email your student's teachers if and when your student is NOT able to log in REMOTELY on any given school day. Communication is key during this remote time.
    4. Please allow 48 hours for Attendance changes to occur on the students record.
    5. If a student receives an automated messenger call OR email for period(s) they were NOT absent in, the student needs to talk to the teacher. The Attendance Office WILL NOT make changes requested by the student or parent/guardian; we must be notified by the teacher. The teacher will confirm the error and let the Attendance Office know that the change can be made. During this time of REMOTE, please check the Source AFTER three (3) days of talking to the teacher to make sure that the change has occurred.

    Questions? Please contact Colette Hubbard:

    Colette Hubbard (Ms. Hubbard)
    Attendance Specialist
    Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Room: 122
    Phone: 206-252-2274
    Fax: 206-252-2271

    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.