Monroe Middle School

The Place of Opportunity



Unexcused or unverified absences are absences for reasons not approved under State guidelines. All absences are recorded on a daily basis. California law (Ed. Code 48260) states that a child is considered truant if he/she has three or more unexcused absences in one year. Students with excessive absences will be referred to the School Service’s office, which may result in a home visit and/or referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB)

Questionable/Excessive Absenteeism

When a student’s total number of absences is in excess of 10% of his/her days of enrollment of the current school year due to illness and verified by approved methods, any further absences for illness must be verified by a physician, school nurse, or other school personnel. Failure to provide verification by the physician will result in these absences being recorded as unexcused. 

Students who consistently attend school tend to achieve to a greater degree. Parents, students, and the school must work together to ensure students attend school regularly.


In order to avoid missing valuable class time, we ask that you make medical, dental, and other appointments after school hours, on staff development days, or on Wednesday shortened days when possible.


The school office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days. Our office telephone number is (408) 556-0360. If you are reporting your child absent, you may call our 24-hour absence recorder at (408) 341-7022 or email by 9 AM to report the reason for the absence. Only a parent or guardian may report an absence.



Vaccination Requirement

A new law (AB 354) changing California immunization requirements for all students entering 7th - 12th grades is in effect. The law requires all students entering into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the school year 2014-2015 will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough (Pertussis) booster shot (called "Tdap") before starting the first day of school.

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