Student Services Center » Attendance


The attendance clerk, Ms. Parrish (Se habla Español), assist students and parents in clearing absences and securing tardy passes, off-grounds passes for appointments, parking permits, the lost and found department and locker assignments. 
Instrucciones en Español a continuació

Reporting an Absence

To report an absence for your student(s), the parent or legal guardian must call the attendance line at (408) 626-3406, ext. 6110 or the 24-hour attendance line at (408) 558-3066. WE DO NOT ACCEPT WRITTEN NOTES TO CLEAR AN ABSENCE. Absences need to be cleared within 3 days of the absence. A doctor's note must be provided when a student is out for 5 days or more. The doctor's note should include the days absent along with any accommodations if your student has P.E. 
Off-Grounds Pass
If your student(s) needs to leave campus for an appointment during school hours, you may call early in the morning or days in advance. Your student(s) will receive an Off-Grounds Pass to leave campus at the time requested by the parent and/or guardian. 
If your student(s) return from their appointment during the school day, you do not need to accompany them. They will come to the Student Services Center to sign-in and go to class. 
Important: Please note students who leave campus without an Off-Grounds Pass will be marked truant, no exceptions. 
If a student is late by 30 minutes or more, they are considered to be LATE TRUANT (L) for that class period. If they are late by fewer than 30 minutes, they will be listed as TARDY (T). Clearing a student for being late follows the same guidelines as states above for absences. 
Absence Codes
Below are the codes that will show on Aeries/Canvas attendance records:
Excused Absences Unexcused Absences
B - School Business A - Unverified Absence
C - Court S - Suspension
K - Medical/Dental appointments T - Tardy
I - Illness L - Late Truant (after 30 minutes)
R - Religious Holiday U - Unexcused
  V - Very Truant

Frequently Asked Attendance Questions

  • Is a DMV or Passport appointment excused? NO
  • If I have car trouble or cannot get a ride to school, is my absence excused? NO
  • Is my absence excused if I woke up late? NO
  • My alarm didn't go off, am I excused? NO
    Is a trip and/or vacation excused? NO. All trips and/or vacations are unexcused absences and making-up schoolwork needs to be arranged and approved with the teachers
  • Are personal and/or family issues (e.g., babysitting a sibling, caring for an ill family member, etc.) excused? NO
If you have a question about whether or not an absence is going to be cleared, please call Ms. Parrish, Attendance Clerk at Westmont High School at (408) 626-3406, ext. 6110 or at [email protected]

Instrucciones para Reportar Ausencias 

Todas las verificaciones (justificadas) de ausencias deben ser completadas dentro de los 3 días siguientes a la fecha de la ausencia. Pueden ser justificadas por teléfono. 
  • Si su estudiante está enfermo, usted puede llamar al (408) 558-3066 las 24 horas del día y dejar un mensaje de voz, o puede llamar al (408) 626-3406, extensión 6110 desde las 7:30 AM hasta las 4:00 PM. NO ACEPTAMOS NOTAS ESCRITAS POR LOS PADRE(S)/GUARDIAN(ES)
  • Si su estudiante está enfermo por 5 días o más, necesitamos una nota del médico con el fin de tener las ausencias justificadas. 
  • Si usted tiene preguntas sobre si la ausencia sera justificada o no, pro favor llame a la Sra. Parrish en el Centro de Servicios Estudiantil al (408) 626-3406, extensión 6110 o por correo electrónico [email protected]. Se habla Español
  • Si un estudiante llega tarde por 30 minutes o más, se considera AUSENTE por ese período de clase. Si un estudiante llega en cualquier momento que es menos de los 30 minutos, se mostrará como una TARDE. 
  • Para corregir y/o justificar la tardanza, sigue las mismas instrucciones para la justificación de ausencias. 
Preguntas Frecuentes 
  • ¿Si mi carro se descompone, las ausencias de mi estudiante serán justificadas? NO
  • Antes se usaba el uso de los Contratos de Estudio Independiente para vacaciones cortas o viajes; ¿aún existen y son justificadas las ausencias de mi estudiante? NO. Todas las vacaciones ahora son ausencias injustificadas y recuperar el trabajo escolar debe ser arreglado y aprobado con los maestros
  • ¿Los problemas personales y/o familiares (ej. cuidando a un hermano, cuidando a un familiar enfermo o problemas de familia) son justificados? NO