• Attendance matters                                                   

  • Every day of school attendance is important to a child's learning and school success.  We know you want the very best education for your child.  That education can only be achieved if your child is in school each day!

    Please help your child get to school each day by:

    • Planning your family vacations during summer or the designated school breaks
    • Teaching your child to be on time for school each day
    • Making sure your child stays home only when he or she is sick
    • Asking your child's doctors to schedule appointments before or after school hours or on school breaks
    • Bringing your child to school before and after his/her daytime doctor appointment
    • Planning family outings such as trips to Disneyland on non-school days

    We recognize that illnesses may arise as well as unusual circumstances.  When these occur, we urge you to keep an open line of communication with your school staff and teacher(s) to ensure that your student remains engaged in the learning process.  We also urge you to follow the recommended procedures below, if your student must be absent from school.

  • Excusing an Absence:

    Pupils who are absent must bring a written notice for readmission, or the parent/legal guardian must call the school the morning of the absence before 10:00 AM. The written note should state the name of the student, the nature of the illness or other reason for the absence, the date of the absence, and the teacher’s name. The note must be written and signed by the parent/legal guardian and presented upon the pupil's arrival at the school office.

    Illness or accidents at school:

    If a child becomes ill or has an accident at school, the parent may be notified to come for him/her. No child is sent home alone during school hours when he/she is ill.


    Students arriving late to school must sign in at the school office prior to going to class. If the student is less than 30 minutes late, the office will provide a late pass to class. If the student is 30 minutes or more late to school,  the parent/guardian must sign the student in at the front office. If a student has 3 or more unexcused tardies in excess of 30 minutes during the school year, the student may be considered a truant and the parents will be notified of a possible referral to a School Attendance Review Board.

    Excusing students for medical appointments:

    • District staff may request a note from the medical office to confirm the time of the appointment. 
    • If a student shows a pattern of chronic absenteeism due to illness, District staff may require physician verification of any further student absences. 
    • When a student has had 10 absences or a combined total of 20 absences, lates, tardies, or early pick-ups in the school year, any further absences for illness must be verified by a physician.
    • Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family (mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, spouse, son/son-in-law, daughter/daughter-in-law, brother, sister, or any relative living in the student's immediate household) which shall be limited to one day if the service is conducted in California or three days if the service is conducted out of state. 

    Extenuating Circumstances:

    If your family is experiencing extenuating circumstances that may require your student to be absent for 5 or more consecutive days, please consider enrolling them in one of the programs below to ensure that they receive appropriate education during their scheduled absence.