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Attendance & Records

Attendance/Records Information

School attendance is required by law and is critical to students’ success in school and life. Research shows that children who miss 20 or more days of school in a given school year are less likely to graduate from high school. Missing even two days a month adds up to 20 days a year. 

We want to help ensure that every student has strong attendance every year. Please visit the Oak Harbor Public Schools board policy regarding excused and unexcused absences.

Excused absence

  • Participation in a school-approved activity.
  • Absence due to illness, health condition, or family emergency.
  • Absence resulting from disciplinary actions or short-term suspension.
  • Extended illness or health condition.
  • Excused absence for a chronic health condition.

Situations may arise where a parent would like to remove their child from school for an activity or circumstance not listed above. In such cases, the absence will be excused if the student gains prior approval from the principal or designee. The principal or designee shall not excuse an absence that has a serious adverse effect on the student's educational progress. If you anticipate a lengthy absence for medical reasons, please provide the school with a note from your doctor.

Unexcused absence

  • No parent/guardian note.
  • Submitting a signed excuse that does not constitute an excused absence as defined above.
  • Not submitting any type of excuse statement signed by the parent within 48 hours after their child returns to school from an absence.  

Excuse notes must include

  • Date(s) of the absence(s).
  • Student's full name.
  • The reason for the absence.
  • A parent/guardian signature and the current date.

Planned or extended absence

If you know ahead of time that your child will be out of school for 3 or more days you may request school work for home. Please communicate 3 days in advance which includes your child's full name, the dates they will be absent, and the reason for the absence to the attendance office.  

School work during an unplanned absence

School work may be requested after your child has been absent for two or more consecutive days. Please contact your student's teacher and indicate that this is the second day of absence and that you would like to request school work. Please allow 48 hours to give the teachers time to gather the assignments. It will be at the front office for pick up.  It is also possible that your student's teacher has posted work on their Google Classroom site. Please check for the most current information and or contact the teacher directly.


Early pick up within 10 minutes prior to the dismissal bell ringing

Due to the multiple activities at the end of the school day, we are not able to call students from class for early pick up within 10 minutes prior to the dismissal bell ringing. If you have an emergency requiring picking up your student within 10 minutes of dismissal, please see the front office.  


Amanda Osborn
Attendance Secretary and Registrar
Office: 360.279.5300
Fax: 360.279.5364

Skyward Attendance Tracking

Attendance/Records Information:
Phone line: (360) 279-5303
Fax: (360) 279-5364

Please contact the attendance secretary if your child will not be in school or will be late that day. A note must be turned in to excuse the absence within 48 hours of their return.