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Attendance

To Report an Absence Call  Office Phone: (925) 933-3405

State law changed attendance procedures and the system of school funding in California several years ago. Districts no longer are able to count excused absences for funding purposes. Funding is now based solely on actual school attendance by students. The only exception is an Independent Study Contract.

INDEPENDENT STUDY (I.S.) CONTRACTS

If necessary, Independent Study Contracts are available upon request. Parent may be asked to meet with the principal and /or classroom teacher to discuss this need. The request for Independent Study is necessary at least three weeks prior to the absence and can only be provided if a student will be away for five or more consecutive days.

It is strongly recommended that a student not be removed from instruction for family trips/vacations.  Instruction missed is very difficult to duplicate even through an Independent Study Contract.  


Student Illness
Keeping our students and staff healthy is a priority. All locations of the school are supplied with antibacterial soap and sanitizer. Students are taught, reminded to wash or sanitize on a regular basis. Students running a fever must be “fever free” for 24 hours before returning to school.

Excused Absences
Regular school attendance is a key to successful learning. Parents need to notify the school of student absences. The office needs to know the reason for student absences in order to determine if the absence can be excused; thus preventing the student from being identified as truant.

RELEASE OF STUDENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Children who must leave school during the day should have a note from their parents giving the reason and the time the student should be excused. Parents must come to the office to sign the child out of school. The office staff will then call the classroom to ask that your child be sent to the office. For your child's protection, it is our policy not to release your child to anyone other than the parent, emergency contact, or guardian without your written permission. The office staff will request to see identification.