The Faculty, Staff and Administration believe that regular attendance plays a key role in the success a student achieves in school. We recognize it is a responsibility under law to ensure that students attend school on a regular basis. Parents/ Guardians of our students are responsible for sending their children to school full-time.
âºPlease give the office at least a 2 hour notice, or call in the morning, at 7:00 a.m., on the day of the absence to check your student out. A pass will be issued to your student during the day. Please advise your student to go to the attendance office to pick up an off-campus pass before school, at break or between classes. Your Student will be instructed to meet you outside the front office, by the circular drive-way in front of the Administration office. Please note the the "B" lot is student parking only and will be closed during the day.
âº If you check out your student without advanced notice, please be aware that your wait can take 20 minutes or more.
âº If your student returns to school the same day after checking out, they must report to the attendance window to sign-in.
âº If your student becomes ill, he/she must obtain a pass from his/her teacher to go to the nurse’s office. Students shall not use their cell phones during class (Board Policy), to have a parent check them out. The health tech/nurse will contact the parent/guardian. The student will be given an illness pass to bring to attendance for check out.
âº Please Be Aware: If your student leaves without checking out with the Attendance office, your student will be marked truant.
âº The Attendance office DOES NOT accept notes for a student to leave. Call ahead at 951-695-7300 Ext. 2174, (to check out your student).
âº To call in an absence call the 24 Attendance Voice Mail: 951-695-7315. Please do not leave a checkout request on this line.
âº Attendance does not accept forgotten items. Please work with your student to gather all their belongings each morning.
All absences should be cleared by a parent phone call the first day of absence before 2:30 p.m. If you are unable to call on the first day, please call during the 24 hours following the absence.
Attendance accounting for the maximum number of absences for the students in grades nine through twelve shall be based upon period attendance. The sole purpose of this requirement is to emphasize the importance of school attendance.
The maximum number of allowable absences in any one semester is nine (9) days unless a waiver is completed. A waiver is granted in instances of reasonable accommodation of disability documented by medical evidence or for rare or extreme circumstances as determined by the principal. Attendance is recorded on a period by period basis; therefore, each class is considered on an individual basis. Any student who is absent more that nine times may have his/her grade lowered and ultimately may lose grade/ credit in that course. An alternative for such students may be enrollment in summer school, adult or continuation education.
A student who has an injury or a serious illness that requires an absence of seven (7) days or more may be dropped from the regular attendance rolls and be placed on home hospital teaching.
Absences that DO NOT COUNT toward the maximum allowable are:
1. authorized school activities
2. school business (counseling, testing, etc.)
3. appearance in court (with documentation)
Absences that count toward the maximum allowable and that are considered excessive beyond nine (9) include:
1. illness 5. medical and dental appointments
2. appearance in court 6. suspension absences
3. attendance at an employment 7. family vacation absences
conference 8. religious retreats and/or holidays
4. carrying out responsibilities as a 9. unauthorized absences
Students truant more than three (3) times in a semester or who received seven (7) more tardies to one class will receive an automatic “U” in citizenship.
Students that are truant more than six (6) times or who have accumulated fifteen (15) tardies during a semester will not be allowed to attend the next major dance (Homecoming, Prom).
“Habitually Truant” is defined by Ed Code 48262 as three times in one year.
“Daytime Loitering” ( i.e. tardy) is a citable offense. 9.16.020(A) TMC