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Attendance Student Reporting
Attendance Reporting: 650-618-9331
Due to technical difficulties with our phone system, we are temporarily accepting Attendance notifications from parents/guardians via email.
Please send your email to email@example.com.
- student first and last name,
- guardian name,
- dates or class periods absent, and
- reason for the absence.
You may also email advance notice of early excusal for a medical or other appointment in this same way.
- Parent’s name
- Student’s name (Please spell last name)
- I.D. number
- Date of Absence
- Partial Day Absence: list specific period/s
- Reason for Absence
(650) 941–2761..................... 24 Hour Attendance Line
(650) 960–8832..................... Attendance Office
Please call the attendance clerk, at (650) 960-8832 if you have any questions concerning attendance. For more assistance, your assistant principal is assigned by your student’s last name:
Perla Pasallo A-G (650) 960-8822
Galen Rosenberg H-O (650) 960-8814
Suzanne Woolfolk P-Z (650) 960-8875
Students leaving campus for appointments during their regular class periods must check out through the attendance office. Please call in advance to excuse these appointments. Students who become ill or injured while at school are required to go to the attendance office so parents can be notified.
Calling In and Excusing Absences
Definition of Excused Absence
Definition of Unexcused Absence
Grade Penalty – Students may receive a failing grade in a class if they accumulate 15 or more unexcused absences in that class.
Points to remember:
- Unexcused absences will be counted across a student’s entire schedule.
- Parents and students will receive telephone calls and mailed warnings as absences accumulate.
- At the 10th unexcused period absence, there will be a mandatory parent conference with the student’s Assistant Principal. The conference will be scheduled to occur the morning after the family is contacted by the school.
- At the student/parent conference, consequences for continued cutting are discussed and the student is assigned Saturday School. An attendance contract will also be signed at this meeting. Failure to attend Saturday School may result in transfer to an alternative educational program/site.
- Students may receive a failing grade (“F”) in a class if they accumulate 6 or more unexcused absences in a given class. Prior to assigning a student a failing grade, the student or student’s parent will be given a reasonable opportunity to explain the absences.
- Students are not entitled to make up assignments and tests missed due to unexcused absences or to receive credit for such work when it is made up.
Points to Remember:
- Unexcused tardies will be counted across a student’s entire schedule. An unexcused tardy is absence from class from when the bell rings until up to 30 minutes of a class period.
- At the 15th unexcused tardy, there will be a mandatory parent conference with the student’s Assistant Principal. This conference will be scheduled to occur the morning after the family is contacted by the school.
- At the student/parent conference, consequences for continued tardiness are discussed and the student is assigned to Saturday School. An attendance contract will also be signed at this meeting. Failure to attend Saturday School may result in transfer to an alternative educational program/site.
Definition of Truant
- Student is a truant
- Parent or guardian is obligated to compel the attendance of the student at school
- Parents or guardians who fail to meet this obligation may be guilty of an infraction and subject to prosecution
- Alternative educational programs are available in the District
- Parent or guardian has the right to meet with appropriate school personnel to discuss solutions to the student’s truancy
- Student/parent may be subject to prosecution
- Student may be subject to suspension, restriction or delay of driving privileges
- It is recommended that parent or guardian accompany the student to the school and attend classes with the student for one day.
Assignment to Alternative Programs
- 55 credits at the end of their Ninth grade year
- 110 credits at the end of their Sophomore year
- 160 credits at the end of their Junior year
Quarter grades reflect students’ progress to date. Semester grades include second and fourth quarter grades and are the official grades that appear on the transcript. Transcripts follow a standard grading system: A, B, C, D, F, P (pass-credit) or I (incomplete).
Progress reports are issued mid-way through each of the four academic quarters.
Students are not entitled to make up assignments and tests missed due to unexcused absences. Excessive unexcused absences may lead to a failing grade in the class in which the absences occurred.
If an absence is excused, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher outside of class and make up missed work within the number of days that he/she was absent.
- Involve parent
- Involve counselor
- Speak with an assistant principal
- Appeal to the principal
- Appeal to the district administration