The Attendance Office is open between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30
- Belia Stone, Attendance Office 562-266-2012
- Susan Correa, Attendance Office 562-266-2012
- 24 hour Line to excuse absences: 562-266-2047 *only to be used for all-day absences (not for arriving late, leaving early, or single period absences)
- Pete Herman, Assistant Principal 562-266-2063, firstname.lastname@example.org
Excused absences are:
- Verified Illness
- Medical Appointments with Doctor’s Note
- Recognized Religious Observances/Holidays
- Religious Retreats/Trips/Education (up to 4 hours per semester as seen in the Ed Code 48205)
- Court Appearance (with documentation)
- Funerals (1 day local, 3 days out of state)
- Unexcused Absences:
- All day unexcused absences will result in Saturday School. 7 or more period truancies in a 2-week period will result in Saturday School as well.
- Absences not cleared within three (3) days are considered unexcused.
- If a student leaves campus without permission at any time, it is unexcused. You cannot clear up an absence after-the-fact.
- Unexcused absences are:
- Family Vacation/Trips
- Family Emergencies
- Assistance at Home or Work
- Babysitting Family Members
- Driving Family Members to Doctor’s Appointments
- DMV Appointments
- Senior Pictures
- Studying for Exams
- Anything other than the list of excused absences above
Reporting & Clearing Absences:
- All absences should be cleared within three (3) days or the absence will be considered unexcused and the student will need to serve Saturday School.
- When a student is absent, the parent or legal guardian should report the absence via:
- All-day absences can be left on the 24/hour line
- Parent/Guardian can call the attendance office
- Parent/Guardian can write a note for student to give to attendance office upon their return
- Parent Calls and Notes Should State:
- Student's Name
- Reason for the Absence
- Date of Absence
- Parent/Guardian Signature (for notes)
- If a student is absent for 5 or more days, a doctor’s note is required.
- E-mail is not an authorized way to report an absence.
- Absence letters will be mailed home if student accumulates three, six, or nine unexcused absences.
- Students need a valid reason for being late to school. Traffic, oversleeping, having to take someone else to school/work or alarm malfunction are not valid reasons. A note or phone call from a parent/guardian is needed to excuse a tardy. Excessive tardies will result in Saturday School.
- 6 or more tardies (to any period) in a 2-week cycle receive a 1 hour after school detention. 3 or more tardies in a 6-week period also result in tutorial for the following 6 weeks.
- Leaving Early:
- Contact the attendance office by note, phone call, or in-person (by parent/guardian) to the Attendance Office prior to leaving school. No exceptions!
The following information is needed for a student to be released early from school:
- Student Name
- Reason for leaving (must be an excusable absence)
- Time to Leave (not the appointment time)
- Parent/Guardian signature, phone call, or pick up in person
*If a student leaves without checking out through the attendance office, even ig the parent picked them up, the absence will NOT be excused. It is a safety concern for students to leave campus without checking out. We need to know which students are on and off campus at ALL times!
- Attendance Corrections:
- If an error has been made in attendance, the student should print out their attendance from ABI and take it to the appropriate teacher to discuss the situation.The teacher can then fill out an attendance correction form. Please understand that we cannot correct the attendance without something from the teacher.
- Special Request to Miss School/ Short Term Independent Study Contracts:
- A student requiring time off from school for an extended period of time for a reason other than the approved absences stated above, must set up a meeting with the Assistant Principal, Pete Herman, to see if an independent study contract is available. If the student misses school without setting up an independent study contract, the absences will be unexcused. Independent Study contracts take approximately a week to set up. The student must complete all work and turn it in to Pete Herman the day they return, or the absences will be unexcused. Independent Study contracts are for 5 or more days only.
2018/19 Saturday School Dates (8:00am-12:00pm)
Students assigned Saturday School should meet teachers in front of the school promptly at 8:00am to check in. Students should bring their Chromebooks, homework, and materials to study. A certificated teacher will be with them to help them with their school work. Students are emailed their Saturday School dates to their school email accounts three times, starting a week before the date. Parents are called via an automated message 2-3 times as a reminder about the Saturday School. Additionally, students who skip Saturday Schools will be told that they cannot attend dances, receive lockers, or receive parking permits until their hours are clear. If you have questions regarding Saturday School, please contact Assistant Principal Pete Herman at email@example.com or 562-266-2063.
- August 18th
- September 1st, 15th, 29th
- October 6th, 20th, 27th
- November 3rd, 17th
- December 1st, 15th
- January 19th, 26th
- February 2nd, 23rd
- March 2nd, 16th
- April 6th, 20th
- May 4th, 18th