Seattle Public Schools

3125 Attendance/Participation and Grades

It is the policy of the Seattle School Board that students’ grades or credits may be affected by attendance, tardiness or participation in subjects or courses. However, grades cannot be reduced or credit denied for disciplinary reasons only.  

A student’s academic grade or credit in a particular subject or course may be adversely affected by reason of tardiness or absences if:  

  1. attendance, tardiness, and/or participation is related to the instructional objectives or goals of the particular subject or course, and
  2. attendance, tardiness, and/or participation has been identified by the teacher as a basis for grading in the particular subject or course.

It shall be the responsibility of the teacher to ensure that proper notification of intent to consider attendance, tardiness, and/or participation as a basis for grading is provided.