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“Experts draw a straight line from students missing too much high school to their failure to earn a diploma. A study that followed every teen in Indiana’s class of 2010, for example, found that only 24 percent of students who missed 10 percent of school days managed to graduate, compared with 88 percent of better-attending classmates.” 

(Betsy Hammond The Oregonian “Skipping in high school can lead directly to dropping out” 6 Feb 2014).


Attendance Policies

"All children between the ages of 7 and 18 years who have not completed the 12th grade are required to attend regularly a public full-time school of the school district in which the child resides" , as provided under ORS 339.010.

According to ORS 339.065, an absence may be excused if the absence is caused by the pupil’s sickness, by the sickness of some member of the pupil’s family or by an emergency. If your student needs to miss school, please call the 24 hour attendance hotline, 503-356-2762.

Attendance Hotline (503) 356-2762

  • If your student will not be at school, please call the Attendance Hotline (503-356-2762). Leave your student's name, ID number, and the length of the absence.
  • For late arrival or early release, students should bring a note from their parent/guardian to the attendance office.  Medical, dental or court appointments require verification from the provider to be excused.  Your student may turn in the appointment verification the following day.  All doctors, dentists and court offices will be able to provide you with a note.
  • You may request homework for an absence of 2 or more days on the Attendance Hotline. Please allow teachers 24 hours to prepare homework.

Sick at School?

Students who do not feel well at school should COME TO THE HEALTH ROOM so we can call home. If your student calls you from the classroom wanting to be picked up, tell them to GO TO THE HEALTH ROOM.  It is not permissible for the student to leave without checking out.