Please call our office each time your child is absent or going to be tardy. The main office number is 253-571-5488. Please call before 8:45 A.M. the day of the absence.
Sherman Elementary Attendance Goals
- Less than 5 Tardies/Less than 5 Absences in a school year.
- Arrive to school on time, don’t leave early. First bell rings at 9:00 a.m., tardy bell rings at 9:05 a.m. Dismissal bell rings at 3:30 p.m.
According to Washington State Law (Chapter 28A.2725 RCW) all school- age children are required to be enrolled and attend public school unless the superintendent approves permissible exceptions. State law requires that parents/guardians be informed annually of the school districts responsibility to enforce this compulsory attendance requirement.
When a child has 7 unexcused absences in a month, or 10 unexcused absences in year, the school district is obligated to file a truancy petition with the Pierce County Juvenile Court alleging that the child has failed to attend school, and/or that the parent has failed to cause his/her child to attend school. View the compulsory attendance laws on the Washington State Legislature website.