• Attendance 

    Call Attendance Line:951-696-1406 option 1 or email sms.attendance@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    For your son or daughter to receive the very best education possible, he or she needs to be in school every day. So much goes on in one day that the risk of missing important instruction or lab time can make the difference in a student's learning. We want all of our students to experience the most success possible. Good attendance is a priority at SMS and a key to academic success. Students are expected to be on time and prepared for each class. 

    We realize, however, that students do get sick and will miss school. The law requires that we document these absences as excused or unexcused. Only parents or guardians can excuse a student's absence, provided the reason falls within the guidelines established by law. The only valid reasons for a student's absence (excused) are:

    • an illness or injury to the student
    • a quarantine of the home by a county or city health official
    • a medical, dental, optometry or chiropractic appointment
    • Other absences deemed justifiable by the school (religious holiday, family emergency, etc) 

    We have designated a specific e-mail address (located at the bottom of this page) as well as our 24 hour phone number with full voicemail capacity (696-1406 ext 0) for parents to report student absences. When you call or e-mail your report we need the following information:

    • student's full name (Spell the last name) 
    • student's grade
    • name and relationship of the person making the report
    • date(s) of absence
    • reason for the absence
    • a contact phone number or email address 


    Students arriving late to School

    Please provide a written note or call the attendance office if your student is late for school; please indicate the reason for the late arrival i.e. (illness, doctor's appointment or personal) 


    We want to thank you for helping us to maintain accurate records on your son or daughter. If you have any questions, you may e-mail them to the e-mail address listed below, or call 696-1406 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. If you call, please ask for the attendance office.

    Kim Reynolds
    Attendance Clerk

Last Modified on November 8, 2023