Classes begin at 8:55. Habitual tardiness may result in Wednesday
school or an attendance review hearing. Students who arrive late for
school must check in at the office before going to class.
Be sure to call our Attendance Hotline 760-901-8500 then press option 2
each day that your child is absent. Absences must be called in within
to excuse absences within 5 days of the absence. If a student is out ill 5 consecutive days or
more, a note from the doctor is required. Parents of students with
poor or marginal attendance are contacted through letters, home visits
and/or school appointments. When these efforts are not successful in
improving attendance, the student will be referred to the District
School Attendance Review Board (SARB). This is a District directive.
An absence is considered “excused” only for illness or medical
appointment of the child, or death in the immediate family. Personal
family business is considered an unexcused absence.
INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACTS (Absences of 5 or more days)
The State of California has made a major change in attendance
accounting with school districts, in that the school will now lose
state funds for each and every day that a child is absent, regardless
of the reason, unless an INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACT is submitted. This
means that the student completes schoolwork at home (or out of town),
for the time that is missed. If your child is very ill and cannot
possibly complete the work, Independent Study would not be possible;
but if your child is able to do school work while recuperating at home
from an illness, or if you must take your child out for 5 or more days
for personal family business, we will ask that you pick up homework and
complete an Independent Study Contract at least 1 week prior to the
absence. Absences covered by an Independent Study Contract are
considered to be excused. Please meet with the principal prior to requesting independent study.