24 Hour Absent All Day Attendance Line @ (951) 699 - 0083
Please contact the Attendance Line each day your child is absence at (951) 699- 0083 or email Mrs. Kiester at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Parent's/Guardian's name
- Student's first and last name - spell the last name for us, please.
- Student's grade
- Reason for the absence
- Date of the absence
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
All absences should be called in by 2:00 pm each day of the student's absence.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you ask for a Doctor's note each time your student misses class due to a medical appointment. Additionally, medical notes may be required for frequent medical appointments or for recurring illness absences. Notes from Parents/Guardians addressing attendance issues are accepted. Always include a phone number on all notes so you can be reached should we have a question. Each note is evaluated for authenticity. If there are any questions regarding a note then a phone call will be made to a parent. In the event a parent cannot be reached the note is considered invalid until the call is returned and the note is verified.
The Attendance Office will randomly verify notes for authenticity.
If the Attendance Office has not received notification from a parent/guardian within 3 days after an absence that absence will then be marked as a Truant absence.
Parents/Guardians have 15 days from the date of the initial absence to change the Truant mark to the correct reason for the absence (ie: illness, doctor, dental, personal business, college visits, etc.). To change the mark from Truant to the actual reason of absence the parent or guardian needs to do one of the following:
- Call the 24 Hour Line to report the absence - (951) 294-6451
- Send in a note with the student to give the Office briefly explaining the reason for the absence
- Come into the Attendance Office to give the reason for the absence
**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. Kiester.