- Last Updated: 21 July 2011
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)
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.