• Attendance 

    In order 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 missing important instruction for only one day can make a difference in a student’s learning. We want all our students to experience the most success possible.   

    While we realize that students do get sick and will miss school, absences should be kept to a minimum. The law requires that we document these absences as excused or unexcused. Only parents or guardians can verify a student’s absence. The only valid reasons for a student’s absence (excused) are: 

    • Illness or injury to student 

    • Quarantine of the home by a county or city health official 

    • A medical, dental, optometric or chiropractic appointment 

    • Funeral for immediate family member  

    • Other absences deemed justifiable by the school such as a religious holiday 

    Calling in an Absence: 

    If your child must be absent for any reason, please email Andrea Hamm at ahamm@murrieta.k12.ca.us or you may call her at (951) 894-5085 and press 1 for the attendance line. For your convenience, a voice mail system takes messages when the office is closed.  

    Please state: 

    • Student’s full name (please spell the last name) 

    • Name & relationship of person calling in the report 

    • Teacher's name  

    • Date(s) of absence 

    • Reason for absence 

    If you are going to be out of town, please contact the teacher several days in advance.  


    We respect the importance of quality instructional time. Teachers will start their classes on time and students should be at school, in their seat and ready for instruction when the day begins. Interruptions due to tardiness take away learning time and are disruptive to the class. Tardy students are to report to the office as soon as they arrive at school.