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Attendance Matters

Daily Attendance Matters

Students are expected to attend school every day. In addition to the truancy Laws in the State of California, children who miss school miss out on opportunities to learn, build lasting friendships, and develop the skills and attitudes needed to become good citizens and valued employees. There is a clear connection between student attendance and student performance in school.

Frequent illness absences will be referred to the school nurse, and a doctor's note will be required for subsequent absences. Students with excessive absences and/or truancies will be invited to attend Saturday School and/or referred to SARB, the School Attendance Review Board.


Reporting Absences

Reporting a student absence – If your student will be absent from school, it is very important to call the school office and inform them of the reason for the absence and the expected date of return. All absences must be cleared by the parent/guardian within five (5) days; otherwise, the absence will be considered unexcused or truant. 

At Hancock, you can our attendance clerk at 858-496-8310 ext. 115 or by email or you can use this form.