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Attendance Information

Absentee Alert - (206) 275-5879

Dear Parents,

Please call any time your child will be absent or tardy to school.  If your child is absent for several days due to illness, please call each day.  We need to know your child is home safe with you any time they are not present at the beginning of the day when attendance is taken.

Mercer Island School District believes that healthy students engage and learn better in school. In an effort to promote wellness our When To Stay Home page has information on when students, staff and visitors should stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of a diagnosed or undiagnosed illness.

For known future absences, excused and unexcused, please complete an Elementary Notification of Absence Form below.  This will allow the attendance office to pre-enter a student’s absence and you will not need to call the attendance line each day.  It is always recommended to reach out to your child’s teacher informing them of any absences as well.

Elementary Notification of Absence Form


If your student will be back in time for lunch, please let us know if they will be receiving lunch.  Click here to review the lunch menu.