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Click on the Universal Attendance Messaging link for more details regarding absences and tardies.   Universal Attendance Messaging

Parents or Guardian:  If you are calling your student out of school due to illness, please leave the following information: Your child's name, their grade and teacher name, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence, your name and relationship to the child.
If your child is ill, briefly detail the symptoms of illness on the attendance line (925) 855-2898. If any of the symptoms described are in the daily attestation, refer to the COVID Decision Tree for next steps. If you choose not to leave illness details, you will receive a call from the attendance office asking for more information.  It is our responsibility to maintain the health and safety of our school community and we ask for your cooperation. Your student’s private health information will not be shared beyond administrative or nursing staff. 
Attendance Policy
It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the office of any attendance issues by calling the 24-hour attendance line at 925-855-2898. All attendnace must be cleared within 48 hours of the absence or it will become an unexcused CUT. The amount of state funding the district receives is based largely on student attendance. The district does not receive funds for illness, excused or unexcused absences. A student must be present at school for a portion of the day to receive funding. The district will send out letters to any student absent more than 3 days in a single month. These letters are sent regardless of whether the absence is excused or unexcused. The state mandates what are excused absences and what are not. The school does not determine these.
Independent Study Contract
If you know in advance that your child will be absent for 5 or more days for non-medical reasons, you may arrange with the teacher for an Independent Study Contract. Requests must be made 10 business days in advance for consecutive absences lasting 5-10 days, and 15 days in advance for consecutive absences lasting longer than 10 days to provide the time to prepare assignments. Parents are responsible for verifying that assignments are complete. The assignments need to be returned to school the first day the student returns in order for the contract to be valid. Please come to the school office to get a contract.  Office staff will go over the contract policy with you.  You and your student will met with your teacher before you leave for your trip, and go over all the homework with you.  ALL work is due the 1st day back to school.  
Tardy Policy
Students are expected to be in class on time. Students must report to the office AND SIGN IN upon late arrival before going to class. Students will be given a pass for late admittance to class and the absence will be cleared. Students may be required to make up lost time of repeated tardies. Remember, a tardy student interrupts everyone's learning time in class. 

Missing the Last Ten School Days for 2023-24 and Independent Study Contracts at the End of the School Year

Students should be in attendance through the last day of school, June 5, 2024, to maintain their enrollment status at their current school. Independent study contracts will not be issued the last 10 days of school. All independent study contract work must be finished and submitted by May 17, 2024 in order for work to be graded and attendance to be recorded.
If your child must leave school earlier than 10 school days (May 17 or earlier) before the last day of school and does not return before the end of the school year, your child may be subject to the following consequences:
  • Incomplete or lowered final grades
  • Review by school/district attendance review board
  • Unenrolled and placed on the waitlist upon re-enrollment, if space is not
If your student is unenrolled, there may not be a space at the current school for your student to return in the fall. In this case your student may have to be diverted to another elementary school in the district. Middle and High school students may not be able to access their elective choices if they reenroll upon their return.
Please note:
In accordance with California Education Codes 48205 and 48260, and District Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113, any student who misses 3 or more school days without a valid excuse, as defined by AR 5113, shall be reported as truant to the District attendance supervisor.

Missing the First Three Days of School 2024-25

As you plan your summer vacation, be aware that school begins on Thursday, August 14, 2024.
Some of our schools are very full and may have wait lists.
  • If your child does not attend the first three days of school, your student may lose their space at your resident school site and be diverted to another If there is not space at your resident school when you return, your child will be placed at the closest school based on space availability.
  • If you know your student will be missing the first three days, or more, of school please send an email to the principal and office manager/attendance staff at your student’s school site.