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For official copies of board policies and procedures please contact the superintendent's office at (253) 583-5190 or email


Enrollment and attendance records will be maintained at each school. The attendance registers will remain in the school for a period of five years, after which time they will be sent to the district office to be destroyed. 

Students will start school the day following receipt of a completed registration packet by 10 a.m. If the registration packet is received after 10 a.m., the student will begin school two days after receipt of the registration packet.

Forms required for enrollment in school are:

  1. CPSD enrollment form;
  2. Race/Ethnicity form;
  3. Health Information form;
  4. Certificate of Immunization;
  5. Home Language survey; and
  6. Electronic Information System (Networks) Individual User Access form.

The registration process is outlined on the district website. Parents/guardians may wish to begin the registration process on line. Some forms may have to be printed and completed from the website (or completed at the school) to finalize student registration.

Record request forms are available on the district website or at the school.

Annually, each school will report to the district actions taken to reduce any student’s absenteeism following the student’s fifth absence in one month, or tenth absence in one year. The district will report this information annually to the superintendent of public instruction:

  1. The number of enrolled students and the number of unexcused absences;
  2. The number of enrolled students with ten or more unexcused absences in a school year or five or more unexcused absences in a month;
  3. A description of any programs or schools developed to serve students who have had five or more absences in a month or ten in a year including information about the number of students in the program or school and the number of unexcused absences of students during and after participation in the program. The reports will also describe any placements in an approved private nonsectarian school or program or certified program under a court order; and
  4. The number of petitions filed by a school or a parent with the juvenile court; and

The information in these reports will not disclose the names or other identification of the students or parents.

For purposes of enrollment count, a “full-time equivalent student” will be:

Grade K:

20 hours or more per week or four hours or more for 90 scheduled days or 10 hours or more per week or two hours or more for 180 scheduled days.

Grade 1-3:

20 hours or more per week or four hours or more for 180 scheduled days.

Grade 4-10:

25 hours or more per week or five hours or more for 180 scheduled days.

Grade 11-12:

25 hours or more per week or five hours or more for 180 scheduled days; the equivalent in a combination of high school, community college and/or vocational-technical institute courses; or the equivalent in an alternative school program.

Alternative Learning Experiences: Full-time equivalency will be determined by documentation of all hours of learning activities pursuant to WAC 392-121-182.

Normal class change/passing time may be counted as part of this requirement. Noon intermission, however, is excluded.

No student may be counted on any school's or program's enrollment report who has been absent  from school for more than twenty (20) consecutive school days until attendance is resumed. No part-time student that has not attended school at least once within a period of twenty consecutive school days may be counted as an enrolled student until attendance is resumed.  School days are defined as regularly scheduled instructional days for the general population of the school or district the student is enrolled in, regardless of the student’s individualized schedule.

Procedures for handling excused and unexcused absences are defined in 3122-P1, Excused and Unexcused Absences.


Date: 08.02.13

Revised: 10.24.16