If your student will be late or absent from school, please contact the office prior to 8:30am that day. You can call 360-426-8437 or email cragan@southsideschool.org. If you are calling before office hours, please feel free to leave a voicemail. Telling the classroom teacher is not enough.

This past year there have been many changes to Attendance Laws in Washington State and we have been working diligently to make sure our practices and procedures comply with the changes. The Southside School Board has passed a new Board Policy No. 3122 which can be found on our website through the following link: Board Policy No. 3122.  Subsequently, we felt it would be beneficial to create an Attendance Handbook to best communicate these changes with our families. You may view the handbook using the following link: Attendance Handbook 2023-24

NEW Pre-Arranged Absence Form : If you are planning to be out of school (3 or more days) for any reason (medical, family commitment, vacations, etc.) a Pre-Arranged Absence Form must be completed and turned in at least 5 days prior to the first date of the absence. There are two forms available, specific to grades K-4 and middle school (5-7). Please select the form appropriate to your student’s grade. 

Pre-Arranged Absence Form – Grades K-4

Pre-Arranged Absence Form-Middle School

Please use the following link for an overview of our policies, procedures and important attendance information: Attendance Quick Reference Guide

For more information regarding Washington State Truancy Laws, please visit the following website: http://www.k12.wa.us or you may contact the Southside Administrative Secretary, Terry Tyler @ (360) 426-8437 with any additional questions.