ALE Application: Record Missed Weekly Contact with “Valid Justification”
Beginning March 1, 2021, ALE programs are required to implement a new set of practices for monitoring truant students. In the ALE Application, missed weekly contacts can be recorded with “valid justification” for truancy reporting purposes. "Valid justification" means any reason as determined by the school district or charter school board policy for which a student may miss the contact requirements of WAC 392-550-025 for the purpose of truancy pursuant to WAC 392-550-040.
From the Certificated Teacher or Secretary role’s left-hand navigation menu, under Monitor, select Monitor Weekly Contact.
Click on the cheddar triangle for the week the student missed weekly contact.
For the certificated teacher, three choices will be available. We will choose Add missed contact with valid justification.
For the secretary, clicking the cheddar triangle will skip this step and go directly to the form to record a missed contact with valid justification.
Check the Weekly Contact was Missed with valid Justification box, Type in the Reason Weekly contact Was Missed for the student, then click Save.
The cheddar triangle will become a blue “!” indicating that the student’s missed weekly contact has a “valid justification” recorded. This does not create a weekly contact record; the unique icons can help you quickly identify students who have missed one or more weekly contacts.
The valid justification can be removed later by clicking the icon, unchecking the Weekly Contact was Missed with valid Justification box, and then saving the change.