Please contact the Attendance Line each day your child is absence at (951) 302-5189 or email Mrs. Crisp at email@example.com with the following information:
The first and last of your student.
The date of the absence.
The reason for the absence.
Your relationship to the student and a day time phone number to reach you if necessary.
**It should be noted that calling to CLEAR the absence does not necessarily EXCUSE the absence.
Under the CA Education code, absences are most commonly excused only for the following reasons:
Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer.
Medical, dental, optometrical or chiropractic appointment.
Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family. Limited to one day if the service is conducted in CA, three days if it is out of State.
Most other reasons are considered Personal Business and are UNEXCUSED according to the State of CA. IF you feel you have an extenuating circumstance that should be considered excused, please contact the attendance office to discuss with Mrs. Crisp.
WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO LEAVE SCHOOL EARLY
If you need to check out your student early, please do not call ahead or send a note. We do not release students from class until a parent/guardian, (or parent representative on the Infinite Campus Emergency Contact list), has come to the front office, with a picture ID, to sign them out. Once you have signed them out we will call them out of class. This may take a few minutes so please plan your timing accordingly.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you ask for a Doctor note each time your student misses class due to an appointment. Additionally, medical notes may be required for frequent medical appointments or for recurring illness absences.
Parents are not required to accompany their student into the office when they are late. If you wish to clear your student’s tardy, you can either call the office or send a note in with your student with the reason for the tardy.
If the tardy was due to a medical/dental appointment, please ask the Doctor to provide a note to excuse the tardy.
Tardiness falls into 3 categories:
Tardy to school, under 30 minutes – Students should report to the attendance desk in the front office if they arrive to school after the bell rings. If their arrival is between 8:00am and 8:30am, the tardy will be considered unexcused unless the student has a note from a parent or medical professional and the reason for the tardy falls under the Ed Code, (see above under Absences)
Tardy to school, over 30 minutes – Parent note/phone call or a medical note is required to clear or excuse a tardy 30 minutes or more after the start of the school day. If parent contact is not made, the tardy will be considered truancy.
Tardy to class – students are to be in their seat when the class bell rings. If they are not, the teacher will mark them tardy.
EXCESSIVE TARDIES/TARDY DETENTION
Students who have reoccurring tardies to any period will have disciplinary consequences. Each time a student accrues
5 tardies in a single period they will be assigned detention and demerit is added to the student’s disciplinary record. Excessive tardies throughout the semester will also result in further disciplinary consequences.