Reporting an absence:
To report an absence for a student, the parent or legal guardian must call the attendance line, (408)626-3406 or the 24 hr. line, (408) 558-3066. WE DO NOT ACCEPT WRITTEN NOTES TO CLEAR AN ABSENCE. Absences need to be cleared within 3 days of the date if the absence.
A doctors note must be provided when a student is out 5 days or more.
Off grounds pass:
If your student has an appointment during the school day you can call early in the day and have them released in time to go to their appointment by calling the attendance office either the night before on the 24 hr. line or early in the morning on the direct line listed above. STUDENTS WHO LEAVE WITHOUT AN OFF GROUNDS PASS WILL BE MARKED TRUANT, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Frequently asked attendance questions:
If my car breaks down is my student’s absence excused? Answer – NO.
Are personal/family issues (i.e. babysitting a sibling, ill family member, emotional family problems, finishing up homework, overslept, alarm didn’t go off etc.) Answer – NO.
If there are family issues, please call us and tell us to let us know that your student will be out so that this unexcused absence will not become a truant.
All vacations are unexcused absences and making up missed work needs to be arranged with the teacher prior to the vacation. Independent study contracts no longer exist.
What absences are excused:
W- Religious Retreat
X- School activity
Y- College visit