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Attendance

Attendance

Good attendance is essential for your child's success in school.  Parents can 
promote good attendance by eliminating absences due to home activities, trips 
and family vacations which should be scheduled to coincide with non-school 
days.

Average Daily Attendance (ADA) is counted only for students who are actually 
in attendance.  There are no longer any valid excused absences for school 
funding purposes.  However, for the purpose of mandatory attendance laws, 
student illness, unavoidable medical appointments and family funerals are 
still counted as "Excused" absences.  Being at school everyday is the best 
way to mazimize your child's learning experience.

If an avoidable absence of 5 DAYS or more will occur, please contact the 
office so they can let your child's teacher know, in advance.  The teacher 
should be able to arrange for an Independent Study Contract. 

ABSENCES

If it is necessary for your child to be absent, please do the following:

1. Call our school office (398-0300 ext. 66003) to report the absence.  
Preferably , call by 9:00 AM.

2. If your child is absent due to a doctor's appointment, please provide a 
note from the doctor and your child will receive an excused absence.  The 
school will also receive partial funding for the day if a doctor's note is 
provided.

3. Withdrawing your student early from school is disruptive to the education 
of the student.  

Excessive absences or tardies may result on a referral to the Principal, the 
Student Attendance Review Board (SARB), or the Los Angeles County Office of 
the District Attorney.  The Office of the District Attorney had determined 
that missing 15 school days in a school year is considered excessive.

TARDINESS

YOUR CHILD IS TARDY IF HE/SHE ARRIVES AT SCHOOL AFTER 8:10 AM.  If your child 
is late, he/she must first report to the office with a note from a 
parent/guardian explaining the reason for tardiness.  Repeated tardiness will 
be reported to the Principal for consultation with the student and parent.  
You will be notified by mail regarding tardies.  

Tardiness is disruptive to the educational process of each classroom.  Your 
child misses out on some of the most important information that could set the 
pace for the entire day.  Please assist and encourage your child to be 
punctual to school and to attend each day.

LEAVING AND RETURNING DURING SCHOOL HOURS

For your child's protection, the following procedures are mandatory:

1. Parents, who need to take their child out of school, must physically sign 
them out in the school office.

2. A student will be released only to the parent, relative, or friend, whose 
name appears on the child's emergency card.

3. If a child is returning to school from an outside appointment, he/she must 
first check in at the office before going to the classroom.

**Your support in scheduling non-urgent appointments for after school will 
lead to better student success.