According to the California Education Code, excused absences are as follows:
Illness or injury
Attending a funeral of an immediate family member
1. Have a parent/guardian contact the school by 9:30 a.m., on the first day you are absent, or bring a note on the day you return. This note should state your full name, grade, date(s) and reason for absence, and a parent/guardian signature. Attendance Line: (925) 682-8000 ext 7300.
2. A note is ALWAYS required for absences of more than one day. Parents must state the date(s) of the absence(s), and the reason(s) for the absence(s). The reason must be provided before an excused admit will be issued and this needs to be done within three (3) days of returning to school.
3. Take the note to the Attendance Office BEFORE the tardy bell.
If you need to leave school during the day, you should:
1. Bring a written excuse from home to the Attendance Office before school.
2. Receive an early dismissal slip from the office. Sign out in the office when you leave.
3. Report to Attendance Office for a yellow re-admit slip when you return.
TRUANCY/CUTTING SCHOOL OR CLASS
<span 10pt"="">The following forms of absences are considered truancy:
• Absences from school without the knowledge and consent of the parent.
• Leaving the classroom or campus during the school day without permission.
• Staying out of class without permission.
Excessive tardies will count as truancy (over 30 minutes).
The California Education Code and the Welfare Institutional Code provide that legal action may be taken against students and/or parents/guardians when students are truant, as parents are required to ensure that students between the ages of six and eighteen attend school. By law a student is truant when absent without a valid excuse three or more days, or tardy thirty minutes or more three times during a school year. All truants are reported to the Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) Supervisor and may be subject to referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). If a student is reported as truant four times in a school year, the student may be deemed a habitual truant and may be adjudged a ward of juvenile court, ordered to pay a fine, perform community services, attend a court- ordered truancy prevention program and/or be subject to suspension/revocation of driving privileges.
CONSEQUENCES are Teacher and/or Administrative detentions. SART/SARB contracts.