Welcome to the Attendance office. In order to be accurately accountable for every student, we strive to consistently adhere to the Education Code and attendance policies set forth in the Student Handbook. Please refer to the following policies when your child must miss any part of his or her school day.
Chronic absenteeism is a problem that can have a negative impact on students achieving their goals. Missing 2 days of school in a month can cause students to fall behind in the classroom. Reach out to the school for support in getting all children to school every day so they have an opportunity to learn, flourish, and realize their dreams.
Reporting an Absence
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or dial the main school line at 760-356-2811 before 8:30 am and select 1 for the attendance office. Once your information has been left on the automated system there is no need to call back. Be sure that your message is very clear with full information, or the absence will not be cleared.
NOTE: Families have 72 hours to clear each day’s absence before it is considered an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.
Excused absences include illness, medical appointments, funeral (immediate family member), court appearance, pre-approved extended absence or other extenuating circumstances.
Unexcused absences include vacation, oversleeping, out-of-town visitors, missed bus, wedding, out of gas, traffic citation, childcare or other personal/business reasons.
Students with 10% or more absences at any point in the school year will be referred to the SARB process.
Students Needing to Leave School Early
Contacting the Attendance Office
When it becomes necessary for a student to leave campus for an appointment, please notify the Attendance Office by calling the main school line.
Once the above notification has been received by the Attendance Office:
- After the parent/guardian arrives to campus, they will sign out the student in the attendance office.
Note: Only those on the student’s emergency contact list are allowed to pick up the student.
- The attendance clerk will call the classroom to release the student.
- Finally, when a student is returning to campus, they are required to come to the attendance office, with a doctor’s note, for re-admittance and then be issued a pass back to class.
Students Not Feeling Well
Students who are not feeling well should notify their teacher and request a pass to the health office. The health clerk will determine whether or not the student’s parent/guardian should be called requesting that the student be picked up or released to go home. Students should NOT call their parent/guardian from outside the health office, as this is a cell phone violation. Students MUST check out through BOTH the health office, as well as the attendance office (failure to do so will result in a TRUANCY). Students who are not feeling well during break or lunch should come directly to the health office.