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Attendance & Tardies

Absences – When a student is absent, the student’s parent/guardian must call or send a note to the Attendance Office. The district’s Connect-Ed system will make automated phone calls and send automated emails when students are absent or tardy. Please be sure to have your correct contact information on file with the Attendance Office.

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Excessive Absences - Students who have excessive absences may enter into a process called Student Attendance
Review Board (S.A.R.B.) which may lead to court intervention if absences continue to be a problem.

Excused Absences – The State of California only excuses certain types of absences which include illness, doctor or
dentist appointments, injury or personal/family emergencies. For details regarding district and state attendance policies, please check the Facts for Parents booklet sent home at the beginning of the school year or the district’s website, www.sandi.net.

Doctor’s Appointments, Early Dismissal – A parent/guardian must request an early dismissal for a student by phone call or note to the Attendance Office – not the child’s teacher. Please call as soon as possible. It may take up to 15 minutes to retrieve the student from a classroom, especially PE class. Any student leaving campus early without a blue release slip is considered truant.

Extended Absences/Contracts – A parent or guardian must notify the Attendance Office (not the teacher) for a
Contract of Independent Study five school days in advance. If a contract is not obtained, this absence will be
unexcused. Extended trips/personal leaves are discouraged during the school year.

Letters for Excessive Absences - The district has a set schedule of when letters are mailed home regarding absences they consider to be more than normal. Please view your child’s attendance record through your ParentConnection account or call the Attendance Office if you have a question.

Tardies and Truancies – If a student is tardy or truant, he/she may receive consequences such as lunch-clean up or detention. In an effort to notify parents of tardies, the Connect-Ed program reporEvery Day Countsts tardies via an automated phone call to phone numbers on file.

Tardy Sweep - Unannounced sweeps will take place during the school year. During a tardy sweep, teachers are
instructed to close their doors when the bell rings and send students who are tardy to the auditorium. All students who are tardy to school on the day of a tardy sweep will be issued one hour of after school detention.

Attendance Office Contact Information
Mrs. Yap - 858-586-7001, ext. 2216