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Attendance

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 (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)
    • Justifiable personal reasons - approved by Principal - pre approval
    • Spending time with a member of the pupil's immediate family who is active duty member
    • Attendance at an educational conference
    • Attendance at an employment conference

  • 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, those listed on the emergency card are authorized to pick up a student.

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

ACT

  • Our ACT e-portfolio has a requirement of 4 complete weeks of perfect attendance or 40 individual days of perfect attendance.