Absences - Absences should be called in the morning of or the day before the child is going to be absent. Please call in even if your child is going to arrive late. Absences by law, must be excused in writing or by phone. Absences may be reported by calling the main office at (619) 615-7000 and leaving a message. The district's Connect-Ed system will make automated phone calls when students are absent or tardy.

You can also report an absence using this Google Form .

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 district's website at

Doctor's Appointments, Early Dismissal - Please come to the office and sign out your child. You MUST bring a PHOTO ID and your name must appear on the Student Enrollment Card.

Extended Absences/Contracts - If your child is going to be absent for 5 or more days, please contact the attendance office at least 2 WEEKS in advance so that teachers can prepare a homework packet for your student. Students are required to have homework completed and submitted to their teachers upon return to school in order to receive credit. Late notifications will not guarantee homework.

Tardies - Students arriving after the 9:00 am bell will receive a TARDY SLIP at the gate. If students arrive after 9:15 am, students must go into the office for a TARDY SLIP.

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