Absences should be reported one of the following ways:
When your child is absent for any amount of time, you must provide the following information:
If the child is absent three (3) or more days due to medical reasons, a doctor’s note or other reasonable means of verification may be required.
If the child is chronically ill or incapacitated and can’t attend school for an extended period of time, please contact the school to discuss Home & Hospital instructions.
If a student arrives to school 30 minutes or more late s/he must provide a written note or a phone call to the Attendance Office in order to be admitted into class.
Student needs to go to the Attendance Office to pick up the his/her Absence Report if an excused absence.
Student brings the Absence Report to each class and teacher signs off. The student is responsible for asking the teacher about missed work.
Under state law, absences are excused only for health reasons: illness, quarantine, funeral services of an immediate family member, jury duty. When possible, please make all medical appointments during non-school hours or days.
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES (CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE 48260)
Under state law, an unexcused absence is an absence for any reason other than health, family emergencies. Taking a vacation, or visiting out of state/country family members are considered unexcused absences.
After three (3) unexcused absences, the child will be classified as truant.
If the student has to leave campus during the school day due to a doctor’s appointment or a parent request, please do one of the following: