Before you schedule a vacation or doctor/dentist appointment, please
consider the impact it makes on your child’s learning when they miss class
time. If possible, schedule appointments after school, or at the end of the
school day rather than at the beginning or the middle of the school day. Each
time your child misses class, they miss out on valuable incremental learning
that can put them behind.
Regular attendance is important to the success of your child’s
education. If you help make sure they are at school on time and ready to learn,
it benefits everyone, especially your child.
Absence from school breaks the continuity of learning. According to state law, your child's daily attendance is required each day that he/she is physically able. Parents or guardians are responsible for their child's attendance at school. The only valid reasons for excused absence from school (Ed. Code, Sec. 46010) are:
- An illness or an injury to the child
- A quarantine of the home by county or city health official
- A medical, dental, optometrist or chiropractic appointment (please provide a doctor's note).
- Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family
- Other absences are considered unexcused and not only cause a disruption to your child's instructional program, but are costly to the district.
Notification of Absence:
The school is required by the state to have an official explanation for all absences. Please call the school attendance clerk each and every day(s) your child is absent. We have a 24-hour voice mail for your convenience. If your child is to be away from the school over a long period of time, please call the school and notify them of the absence in advance. Teachers request a 24-hour notice if homework is desired for your child during a long absence.
If your student arrives after the 8:20 bell, he/she is required to report to the office before going to class. Any student who is tardy in excess of 30 minutes per day for 3 days in one school year is truant and may be reported to the attendance supervisor and /or the School Attendance Review Board.
Leaving School During School Hours:
Any parent/guardian planning to take their child out of school during school hours must come to the office, show proper ID and sign their child out of school. A parent/guardian requesting to take their child out should have their name on the emergency card. The clerk will call your child's room and have him/her sent to you in the office.