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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.
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 before 9 am. 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.
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.