Attendance and Tardy Policies

Attendance

You are required by California State Law to attend school regularly and promptly.  Law does not permit truancy, and illegal absence, D.M.C. 4109.5,4109.6,4109.7. Students who are truant on or off campus, without an acceptable excuse when they should be in an assigned classroom, may receive truancy citations from law enforcement officers or the administration. Penalties may include: A fine up to $250.00; Community service, and/or Parenting classes.

It is the responsibility of your parents to notify the school when you are absent.  Parents should call 904-3565 and choose the option for attendance between 7:00a.m. and 9:00a.m on the first day of the absence.  Please keep in mind that we no longer receive funding for excused absences lasting the entire school day.  We will receive funding for partial day absences.  If your student has a dentist or doctor appointment, try to arrange for your child to be in school for at least part of the day. Wednesday after school on early release days are recommended for appointments.

Tardies

Tardy: Students must be seated before the tardy bell rings, or they are considered tardy. All students late to period one will be in tardy sweep. Students will miss that class and need to speak with their teacher for all missed assignments.  Students may also be assigned Saturday school for every third tardy to any period of the day.   Any students with excessive tardies will be referred to the School Attendance Review Team.

Excessive absences will be reported to the School Attendance Review Team (SART), followed by referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) and possible court action by the District Attorney.