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    SPS Attendance Information

    Educate, Engage, Empower,

    Thank you for visiting Seattle Public Schools' webpage on attendance. We are dedicated to providing the best educational experience for our students and part of that is increasing attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism.

    Please contact your student's school directly if:

    • Your student will be, is, or was absent, or
    • You have a question about an automated message you've received

    If you are wondering if your child is too sick to attend school, use this guide and contact your school's nurse or your child's health care provider if you have further questions.

    If you have any other questions or concerns about your student's attendance, do not hesitate to contact you student's school, or our the SPS Attendance Office.

    Why Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism Matter

    Attendance has been proven to be one of the most powerful predictors of academic achievement and can have a dramatic impact on key milestones, including third grade reading, 9th grade achievement, high school graduation, and life success. Visit our Attendance Resources for more information.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions on our FAQ webpage.


    Checking Student Attendance

    Parents and guardians can check their student's attendance on The Source.

    The Source

    General attendance questions should be directed to your student's school or their attendance rep. You should also contact your student's attendance rep if you have questions about truancy or an attendance letter you've received from the district or court.

    Other general questions may be directed to: or 206-252-0825, or to your school's Attendance Office Contact.

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