Arrival & Attendance

Attendance

Please report your child's absence and reason for absence before 8:55 a.m.  Student absences can be reported via the following methods:
  • In writing - Fill out the Absence Excuse Form and return it to the Main Office on the student's first day back at school.
  • By phone - Call 425-408-5100, option 2, and leave a detailed message regarding the student's absence. When leaving a message regarding an absence, please make sure to include your name, your child's name, their grade and teacher and the reason for their absence.
  • Via email - If you are reporting it via email, please include the teacher's email address as well as our office email address.
Absences not excused within 2 weeks of the absence are automatically considered "unexcused." This status cannot be changed after this 2 week period.

Pre-Arranged Absences

If you know you are going to be taking your child out of class for more than 2 days, we ask that you fill out a Pre-arranged Absence form.

The following are examples of scenarios where you would fill out this form and represent valid excuses for absence:

  • Participation in a district or school approved activity or instructional program;
  • Illness, health condition or medical appointment (including, but not limited to, medical, counseling, dental or optometry);
  • Family emergency, including, but not limited to, a death or illness in the family;
  • Religious or cultural purpose including observance of a religious or cultural holiday or participation in religious or cultural instruction.

For planned vacations, we realize circumstances arise that requires families to pull students from school. Teachers will not be expected to accommodate requests for extra work to account for missed work due to family vacations.

Arrival & Dismissal

For students' safety, students may arrive no earlier than 8:35 a.m. as there is no supervision prior to that time. 

Car Riders Drop Off and Pickup

Our car drop off and pickup area is located at the Romanian Pentecostal Church parking lot, on 155th Street (between 81st and 84th).  This area is monitored by staff and safety patrol and provides a safe, systematic and efficient flow of students arriving and leaving school.  Students arriving and departing school in a car MUST use this area.  

Drivers should:

  • Exercise patience
  • Enter on 155th
  • Follow the orange cone path
  • Remain in car at all times
  • Follow adult and patrol students' directions
  • Where possible, have kids exit from the passenger side
  • Teach your child independence using booster seats, seat belts, and backpacks for quick exit and entry into car

Bus Riders

If your student takes the bus home, they will receive instructions from their teacher on where to line up at the end of the day. Please remind them to follow all instructions from teachers and safety patrol at the school to ensure their safety and that they make it onto the right bus. 

Remember that Kindergarten students need to be picked up at the bus drop off location for your neighborhood. They will be returned to the school if there is no one there to pick them up.  All other students will be released off the bus at the drop off.

Daycare Van

Daycare van riders will walk to the gravel area between the portable and park at the end of the day. Kindergarteners will be escorted. If your child has a change in after school plans or is sent home early unexpectedly, please make sure to contact the child's daycare to alert them of the change in plans so they know whether or not to wait for your child at the end of the day.

Walkers

  • If you are walking your child home from school, the meeting location for parent pickup is the flagpole right in front of the main office for grades 1-5. Kindergarteners will meet at the garden area outside of Ms. Hink's room. Please do not meet your child at their classroom as it disrupts the flow of student movement at dismissal time.
  • If the student walks home without parent supervision, they should use crosswalks and wait for the Safety Patrol and Adult Patrol to cross them before entering the crosswalk.

Only USE the designated student drop-off/pick-up areas.  We all want the children to be safe walking to and from campus.  Deviating from this practice creates safety concerns. Please do not park in the neighborhood or have your child cross without our crossing guards.

Change In After School Plans

If your student has a pre-arranged change from their normal method of getting home from school on any day, please fill out the Change in After School Plan form and send it with them to school.

If you have an unexpected change in plans, please call the Main Office at (425) 408-5100 as soon as possible to give verbal consent and so we can alert your student and their teacher. Please remember that we are unable to release students to anyone that is not already on the approved list of people to send the child home with unless we have verbal consent from a parent/guardian, so this step is imperative. We also recommend that you update the Student Release Form so we have an accurate list of who we can release your child to.

Bus Pass

If the change in plans requires a bus pass, please fill out the Bus Pass form and return it with the Change in After School Plan form to the Main Office.  The office staff will give your student a copy that will need to be given to the bus driver for the bus they will be riding home on that day.

Please note that no bus passes will be approved during the month September as Transportation assesses space needs.

Visitors

For safety purposes, we are required to know who is on the Moorlands campus at all times. 

For this reason, all visitors must sign in at the Main Office and pick up a visitor badge to be worn at all times while you are on the Moorlands campus. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

When leaving campus, please stop by the Main Office to sign out and return your badge. 

Late Arrival & Early Pickup

If you are dropping off your student after 8:55 a.m. or picking them up prior to the release time for that day, please follow the procedures below.

Late Arrival

When arriving after 8:55 a.m., students need to come to the office prior to heading to class so we can appropriately mark them for attendance.

If you want to walk the child to their classroom to drop them off, you will need to sign into the Visitor folder, take a visitor pass and then come back to the office after dropping them off to sign out and return the badge. Because Kindergarteners are required to have an adult escort to class, there is no option and you will need to follow this procedure. 1st - 5th grade students have the option of walking to class on their own.

Early Pickup

When arriving to pick up your child prior to that day's scheduled release, please let the teacher and/or the office staff know ahead of time whenever possible so we can make sure the child is ready when you get there.

You should come to the office to sign out your child. At that time, we will call them down to the office and they will meet you there. We do not send parents to the classroom to pick up the child. Again, the exception would be for Kindergarteners as they need to have a parent escort.  In these cases, you will need to get a visitor badge and sign in as a visitor, pick up your child from their classroom and then return to the office to sign out and return the badge.

Parking & Transportation

School parking spots are very limited at Moorlands.  To ensure safety and accommodate our arrival and dismissal procedures, the Moorlands parking lots are closed to families during arrival (8:35 - 9:05 a.m.) and dismissal (3:05 - 3:35 p.m. M/T/Th/F and 1:35 - 2:05 p.m. W).

During these times, we recommend, and appreciate, families using the Car Riders Drop Off and Pickup area located at the Romanian church.