Every Day Counts! Higher Attendance = Higher Achievement
Absences – Absences must be reported by sending a note or a phone call from a parent or guardian to the Attendance Desk (858-278-5948). If your child is absent, you should receive an automated call from the Principal. The district considers a student who misses more than 10% of the school year as a chronic absentee. This includes illness and unexcused days that total 10% or more of the school year. Please be sure to let the office and Counselor know of any long term illnesses or extenuating circumstances around attendance.
Doctor’s appointments, early dismissal – A parent must request your early dismissal by phone call or note to the Attendance Office – not to a teacher. Any student leaving campus early without an official release slip is considered to be truant.
Extended Absences/Contracts – Parent or guardian must notify the Attendance Office (not the teacher) for a Contract of Independent Study at least five school days in advance. If a contract is not obtained, this absence will be unexcused. Extended trips/personal leaves are highly discouraged during the school year.
Tardies and Truancies – Tardies or truancies may result in consequences such as lunch-clean up, detention, and/or loss of privileges.