Absences and Tardies

  • Please avoid unnecessary tardies by planning your morning routine with ample time.

    All students arriving after their bell has rung need to report to the office where they will receive a tardy slip. This procedure places emphasis on student responsibility and promptness to school.

    If your child is absent or tardy, please send a note explaining the reason. An example of an absence note that contains all required information is available for you to copy at the end of this page.

    According to the school district’s attendance policy, a parent must report his/her student’s absence to the school in writing, by phone, or in person, within 3 days. If the absence is not verified as an excusable absence, it shall be recorded as unexcused. Please refer to the district’s “Annual Notification to Parents/Guardians” booklet for further details on their attendance policy regarding “excused” and “unexcused” absences.

    Per Educational Code 48260, “Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without valid excuse for 3 full days in one school year or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on 3 occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or to the superintendent of the school district.”

    Continued truancy will result in parent conferences and may result in a referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

Last Modified on April 30, 2019