To clear an absence, call 558-2600 24 hours a day. If no one is available, please leave a detailed message.
Students and parents/guardians accept responsibility for regular attendance.
It is expected that a parent will call the attendance office each day that their student is absent.
The following are legally excused absences as defined by the California Education Code:
An absence is excused with a teacher if it is cleared within five school days from the start of the absence. If it is not cleared within those five days, the teacher will consider it an unexcused absence. No exceptions.
Assignments missed due to an unexcused absence or cut will be accepted solely at the discretion of the instructor.
For the purpose of completing missed assignments, projects, quizzes, tests, and grades, an absence is excused with a teacher only if it is cleared in the attendance office within five school days of the student's return to class.
All missed assignments must be completed and submitted within one week after the return from an excused absence unless other arrangements are made between the teacher and the student.
Students absent on the day of a school activity may not attend or participate in the activity unless the Principal/designee verifies the absence as an emergency. A student absent on Friday may not participate in school-sponsored weekend activities.
Students who have three or more unexcused absences in a grading period, may be restricted from attending or participating in extracurricular activities (this includes athletics, performing arts, student activities, dances, club activities, etc.)
Please note that the only school sanctioned “senior trip” is the one day “Senior Retreat” in May. Seniors will receive an excused absence if they attend this one day retreat.
Tardiness is not acceptable. It disrupts the class, hurts the morale of students who are on time, reflects negative attitude toward the class, creates disruptive problems in the hallways and on campus, and develops a habit, which could make future employment difficult.
Students will be considered tardy if they are not in the classroom, in his or her seat when the bell rings and prepared to work. Habitual tardiness may result in further disciplinary action. All students must adhere to the tardy policy implemented by each teacher.
If an absence has been recorded in error, please report this to the attendance office and to the teacher for correction.
During the first three (3) grading periods, a student with excessive absences (more than fifteen (15) days) beyond the student's control may be given a no mark (NM) or an incomplete (I).