For information on the new WCSD Attendance Policy, with changes required by NRS, click here.
Reporting a Reason for an Absence:
Please be sure to email or call the Reed High School Attendance line no later than three days after your child’s absence so an absence explanation can be recorded. Attendance is unable to record reasons for absences older than three days without a doctor’s note.
Emailing in a Reason for an Absence (preferred method):
Absences may be reported by email. Please email BLPerryman@washoeschools.net and include all of the following criteria:
- Your student's name
- Student birthdate
- Date of the absence
- Length of the absence
- Reason for the absence (if sick, please describe their symptoms)
Changes will be made in Infinite Campus when the email is processed.
*Due to COVID-19 Attendance will need to know the exact symptoms your child is experiencing. If you simply say your child is “sick” or “not feeling well” you will receive a phone call back from the attendance staff. Please be as detailed as possible.
Calling in an Absence:
To contact the Attendance Office call 775-321-3110. Voicemail is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please leave a message with your student's name, date of birth, the date and length of the absence, the reason for the absence, and your contact information. Changes will be made in Infinite Campus when the absence is processed.
*Due to COVID-19 Attendance will need to know the exact symptoms your child is experiencing. If you simply say your child is “sick” or “not feeling well”, you will receive a phone call back from the attendance staff. Please be as detailed as possible.
Picking Up a Student:
When you need to pick up your student early from school, please be aware of the following procedures:
-You may call in advance to have your student waiting for you when you arrive. Please call the Attendance Office at 775-321-3110 with the exact time and reason your student needs to be dismissed.
-You may come in to the Attendance Office to pick up your student. You will be required to show your ID on arrival. Please allow enough time for us to send for your student as it is difficult to send for a student during passing time or during lunch.
-ONLY LEGAL GUARDIANS can pick up a student. Anyone other than a guardian will need to have the guardian contact the attendance office in advance to give permission for the student to be released. If the person picking up the student does so on a regular basis and is not the legal guardian, there is a form that can be completed giving permission for the student to be released with another adult. This form is valid only for the current school year and will need to be signed and turned in by the legal guardian.
If you need to report your child as truant, please contact our Truancy Officer, Leslie Birtwell by phone at 530-519-9557 or email at Leslie.Birtwell@washoeschools.net.
**NEW** DMV CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES for Driver Permit and License Form
Reed High School no longer handles the DMV certificate of attendance required by the DMV. You must get the information from the Washoe County School District.
Please go to this link on the Washoe County School District website to fill out the form: Application for DMV Certification Form
If you have questions, please call the WCSD at 775-861-4428, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.