• 2021-2022 Attendance

    IMPORTANT! - CHANGES TO ABSENCE REPORTING DURING INCREASED COVID CASES (as of 1/10/22)

    Parents, please complete either the symptom tracking tool or the non-illness absence tracking tool when reporting a student is absent from school.  
     
    Please complete the symptom tracking tool if your student has any of the following symptoms and this is the first report of this illness event:
    • Tested positive for COVID-19
      Exposure to a positive covid case for more than 15 minutes in close proximity that took place outside of school
    • Fever (100.4 F or above)
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Chills
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Rash
    • Nausea or abdominal cramping
    • Congestion or runny noses
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Body Aches
    Please complete the Non-Illness Absence form for the following absences:
    • Appointment
    • College Visit
    • Family Emergency
    • Funeral
    • Illness (for subsequent days after the STT form was completed already) or other non-covid related illnesses such as menstrual cramps or migraine
    • Mental Health Day
    • Religious Holiday
    • Vacation
    • Other 
    TEMPORARY CHANGE TO CALLING OUT STUDENTS FOR APPOINTMENTS, ETC.
    If your student needs to be called out of class to go to an appointment, please do not call our attendance number but rather, please call our main office line at 503-916-5280 between 8:00-4:00pm.  Please do not leave an email or phone message as our inbox is very full right now. If we do not answer, please call back as we may be on the other line.  
     
    Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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    For attendance issues, please contact:

    Kathy Lommen, Attendance Clerk
    Attendance Line: 503-916-5294 (Please DO NOT leave messages regarding attendance on the main line, 503-916-5280 as those may not be received in time)
    klommen@pps.net 

    ROBOCALLS
    If a student was marked absent in a class before lunch, a robocall is sent at 1:00pm.  For missed classes after lunch, the robocall goes out at 5:30pm.  If you receive a robocall:

    1) if the absence is excused and a parent/guardian forgot to contact Kathy, please call her to excuse the absence
    2) if a parent/guardian receives a call but your student believes this is an error, please have your student contact the teacher of the class for that reported absence to receive more information.
    3) if you received a robocall but already contacted attendance, you do not need to contact us again.  We appreciate your patience as we work through daily attendance issues.  

    ABSENCES
    If a student is out due to illness, please contact Kathy ASAP.  She will then send the Parent/Guardian a Symptom Tracking Tool to identify what symptoms the student is exhibiting and if further steps may be needed.

    Please email Kathy within 3 days to excuse any other types of absences
    ARRIVING LATE
    1)  If a student is tardy or arriving late to school after an appointment, etc, please go directly to  class.  DO NOT STOP IN THE OFFICE.  Parent/Guardian, please email Kathy to notify her if this late arrival is excused.
    LEAVING SCHOOL EARLY AND NOT RETURNING FOR THE DAY
    If an appointment during the day is unavoidable:
    1) Parent/Guardian, please call Kathy as far ahead as possible with the details. You should not enter the building to pick up students.
    2) We will call students out of their classroom at the time instructed by the parent.  Students should not leave their classroom until called out.
    3) The student should come to the office and sign out and meet parent/guardian outside or student drivers can leave campus.
    LEAVING AND RETURNING MID-DAY
    Please follow the first 3 steps above but when you return, please sign back in at the Main Office.