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Attendance

**It is critical that parents keep contact phone numbers updated so that the office can call you in case of emergency!!!

Daily attendance is the responsibility of both the students and their parents. Each student is responsible to be on time to all his or her classes. It is very important to be on time so learning time is not missed. Students must be in their seats or at their designated stations on time.

If you are absent, your parent must call the school at (619) 293-4450 ext. 2204, 2207, or 2223 within 72 hours. Any absence not cleared by a phone call requires that your parent write a note for you to take to the attendance office before school. Any absence not verified within 5 days becomes an unexcused absence. Students with excessive absences (illness, excused, unexcused, truancy) will be assigned Saturday School. If absences continue, the school will refer the case to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

Students who will be absent from school for 5 days or more should obtain a Contract for Independent Study from the Attendance Office at least one week prior to the absence. Teachers reserve the right to not assign homework for the duration of the contract resulting in no credit earned. Students must maintain good attendance in order to qualify for an Independent Study Contract.

Please make medical appointments on Tuesday afternoons (our modified day) to avoid unexcused absences and lost instructional time. All students who leave school for a medical appointment must provide proof of such appointment upon returning to school.

 

Truancies

State Law dictates that truancies will not be tolerated. Consequences for truancies include receiving a citation and/or Saturday School. Parents must clear all absences and tardies with the Attendance Office. If truancy continues, the school will refer the case to the School Attendance Review Board. Students who are found out of school during school hours without a parent or guardian may be cited to court by a police officer. The fine for the first offense is approximately a $200 fine from court.