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Attendance Procedures

Regular and punctual attendance is essential to academic success.  Parents/Guardians and students are responsible and accountable for daily attendance.  A student should NOT be absent from school without the parent’s/guardian’s knowledge and consent.

Types of Absences

  • Excused
    • Illness (more than 3 days requires a doctor’s note)
    • Medical/dental appointment
    • Death in immediate family
    • Religious holiday or ceremony
    • Family emergency
    • Court appearance or in custody (verified with court document)
  • Unexcused
    • Oversleeping
    • Babysitting
    • Vacation
    • Car trouble, missed the bus, couldn’t get a ride
    • Working
  • Truancy
    • Absence from school without a legal excuse
    • Unverified absence (no reason for absence submitted)
    • Student assumed truant without parent’s/guardian’s knowledge or consent
  • Tardies
    • Late to class
  • Out of Class
    • Excessive trips to restroom or office
    • Hanging out on the benches during class time
    • Entering another classroom without permission from teacher

What to do when a Student is Absent:

  • Full or partial day absence is cleared within 10 days of the absence by calling Mrs. Wyngaard at 714-964-7766 x4426.  If Mrs. Wyngaard hasn’t heard from the parent she will call parent for the full day absence.
  • If unable to call, student brings note to office upon return.
  • If parent picks up student prior to the end of the school day, parent must sign student out at the office.  Also authorized to pick up a student are those listed on the emergency card.

Consequences of Excessive Absences

  • Student with excessive absences (excused, unexcused, truant and/or tardies) may be subject to:
    • Parent notification & truancy letters
    • Referral to the Principal for parent conference
    • Requirement of a doctor’s note
    • Referral to SART/SARB
    • Loss of opportunity to earn credits due to lack of classroom participation and/or assignments submitted
    • Transfer to another alternative school

Students Enter Campus Upon Arrival

  • Students who leave campus without permission and return the same day are subject to search


  • Our ACT e-portfolio has a requirement of 4 weeks of perfect attendance