Absences Students must bring an absence note to the office prior to readmission to class. Parents must phone the office (967-2725) before 9:00am on the day of the absence. This lets the school know that your student is safe and sound. Any absence without a valid excuse will be recorded as truancy. Excessive absences may be referred to the School Attendance and Review Board (SARB).
Off-Grounds Permit To receive an off-grounds pass from the school office, a student must bring a note signed by a parent/guardian to the office before school, during break, or during lunch to receive an off-grounds permit. The note must include the date, time of departure, and reason for absence. Off-grounds passes will not be issued via a telephone call. All off-grounds pass requests MUST be in writing with a parent/guardian signature. Notes may be delivered in person, faxed, or emailed.
Planned Absences Request Planned absences are unexcused. They are intended to assist students in making up work missed while gone from school for reasons which are not excused. Legally excused absences are for illness, medical appointments, funeral of an immediate family member or a court appearance only. Students with excessive absences will be reported to the School Attendance and Review Board.
Short Term Independent Study No more than one short term independent study agreement (STIS) of no less than five (5) consecutive school days shall be granted annually by a site principal. Request for STIS of more than ten (10) consecutive days must be submitted directly to the Superintedent or designee, who may grant STIS longer than ten (10) days annually in extraordinary circumstances. In no event shall STIS exceed twenty (20) consecutive days. STIS will not be available or approved during the months of December or January. (AR 6158)
Change of Address Please inform the office if you have a change of address or phone number. This is most important so the school can notify parents of school activities and/or emergency situations.
Deliveries Floral, balloon, and food deliveries are disruptive and will not be delivered to students. Students will be able to pick them up in the office at the end of the day. Students who arrive at school with flowers and balloons will be asked to leave them in the office until the end of the day.
Medication at School – California Education Code 49423 Specific directions for the administration of the medication to be given at school must be included in a written statement from the health care provider clearly specifying the condition for which the drug shall be given, how it is given, dosage, and related information. A signed release from the parents for school personnel to administer any medications is required.
Medications shall be brought to the school by parent in the original container. No medication (prescription or nonprescription) may be transported by a student or be in the student’s possession at school.
Messages to Students We make every effort to deliver phone messages from parents in emergency situations. This reduces classroom interruption. The office cannot guarantee delivery of messages to students received after 2:45 p.m.
Telephone The phone in the office is available for emergencies only.