Attendance Matters - Every school day counts.

How do I excuse my student if they need to be released early?

  • Call the main office at 425-936-1500 and press option #1 - no later than 1 hour prior to the time of early pick up. This allows us to get the student in a timely manner.

Provide the following information:

  • Student's first and last name
  • Students grade
  • The reason for the absence
  • Time they need to be released or expected late arrival 

Do not email for early release!

Please DO NOT use Skyward to report absences, early dismissals and tardies as it is NOT checked on a regular basis!

EHS Attendance Policies & Procedures

Students miss school for a variety of reasons. It is important that students are at school in order to receive valuable instruction from teachers, collaboration with their peers, and understand important due dates.

Too Sick for School and COVID Guidance

Thank you for notifying the school that you student isn’t feeling well. Keeping students’ home when they are too sick for school protects other students and staff from potential illness. Please visit for additional information and non-COVID medical conditions which may require your student to stay home from school.

If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, please report here:

COVID-like symptoms

Students who have symptoms of COVID-19 are recommended to stay home and should get tested and/or see a health care provider. Follow the WA DOH COVID-19 Symptom and Exposure Flowchart for Schools. If your student shows any of the following symptoms at school, it is necessary to pick them up as soon as possible.

  • Fever of 100.4 or above
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Chills
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue

Contact your medical provider if your student is experiencing any other symptoms that are concerning to you.

COVID Testing

People with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home until they have the results of their testing.

  • Positive Results: Isolate at home. If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, please report here:

  • Negative Results: If your student has COVID-like symptoms and receives a negative test result, they may return to school 24 hours after fever has resolved (without medication) and symptoms have significantly improved. If symptoms persist, retest every 24–48 hours through at least five days after symptoms started.
  • Not Tested: Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms that do not get tested or do not see a health care provider to receive an alternative diagnosis should follow the same isolation guidance as individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

For COVID testing resources and additional information, please visit: