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Attendance Procedures & Policies


It is the parent/guardian responsibility for reporting their child’s absence(s) to the school in a timely manner.  Parents may notify the school of an absence either by telephone or in writing.

  • You may call the attendance line the day of the absence at (951) 736-4616 –available 24 hours a day
  • Students returning after an absence may bring their absence note directly to the attendance office before school.  The note should be written in ink on a whole sheet of paper and should include:
  1. Date
  2. Student’s name
  3. Date(s) of absence
  4. Reason for absence
  5. Parent or guardian’s signature and telephone number

Absences not verified will be recorded as unexcused/truancy absences.  When it is necessary for a student to be absent, a parent or guardian of the student may make arrangements for schoolwork through the office.


A pupil shall be excused from school when the absence is:

  1. Illness of student
  2. Death in the family
  3. Subpoena if not due to unlawful act by student
  4. Religious Holiday
  5. Approved school field trip
  6. Approved in advance, planned absence.

A pupil absent from school under this section shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence that can be reasonably provided and, upon satisfactory completion within a reasonable period of time, shall be given full credit therefore, the teacher of any class from which a pupil is absent shall determine the tests and assignments shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the tests and assignments that the pupil missed during the absence. (EC48200, EC48205)

Chronic Absences

Any pupil who is absent from school for 10 percent or more of the school year (approx. 2 or more school days each month) for any reason is considered to be chronically absent.  Chronic absenteeism means missing 10 percent of a school year for any reason.  Students who are chronically absent may be referred to the Student Attendance Review Team (SART) and/or Student Attendance Review Board (SARB).  Students who are chronically absent may be excluded from participation in school activities (dances, carnivals, field trips, etc.).


Students arriving to 1st period class later than 8:00 A.M. are considered tardy.  Appropriate disciplinary action will ensue according to the number of tardies.  Progressive discipline may involve students receiving lunch detentions, after-school detentions, ACP, and/or suspension based on the number of tardies.

Arrival at School

Students enter the main building and go directly to the lunch tables between 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M.  A student may go to the office if he/she has a note excusing an absence.  A student may go to the library or a teacher’s classroom if he/she has a pass from the teacher.  Supervision is not provided before 7:00 AM.  No student should be on campus before 7:00 A.M.

Make-up Work

It is the student’s responsibility to check with each teacher the day he/she returns from an absence to determine the work needed to be completed.  If absence is excused (see above), students are given the opportunity to make up missed schoolwork.  One day of make-up work will be allowed for each day of absence.  Parent contact should be made to the main office for those students who are expected to be absent for three or more days.

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