The staff at Tumwater High School is committed to preparing students for success after high school. School attendance habits, such as attending school regularly and arriving to class on time translates into a quality individual. Perfect attendance pizza parties are provided each semester as well as outstanding attendance awards during graduation. In the event your student is absent please call within 24 hours:
We do not take notes from parents we only accept phone calls. You may call the attendance number 24/7 and leave a message to excuse an absence. Please leave your name, your students name, a short message, and a phone number where you can be reached. I do check messages often.
If you need an early dismissal for an appointment please call that day giving as much notice as possible to allow the attendance office to deliver a note to your student. Please keep in mind it may not always be possible for us to reach your student immediately.
A planned absence form is necessary for prior arranged absences, such as family vacations. Your student may pick this form up at the attendance office a few days before the absence.
18 year old students may not excuse themselves they still need to have a parent/guardian call for them. There is one exception for independent students who must get an independent status approved from administration.
If your student is absent for two days you can request homework by emailing the teachers. Contact information for all teachers can be found on the THS website.
If you receive a call from the automated system informing you that your student was absent, and you have discussed it with your student, but feel it was in error please have your student come by to get a printout so the teacher can sign it. Once it is returned to the attendance office with the teacher’s signature, the error will be corrected.
Please note period Eight is Core/Flex which occurs after second period from 9:35-10:00. Core/Flex is a support structure for all students at Tumwater High School. Students who need extra assistance are placed in a Core class. Attendance is mandatory and monitored very closely.