Attendance

Attendance/Extended Absences
State law requires regular and punctual attendance. Each day that your child is absent requires a phone call to our attendance line at 290-2605. Please state the reason for the absence on the recording. Education Code 49067 and SMUSD Board Policy 5113 “Absences and Excuses” authorizes teachers to assign a failing grade to any student with more than 10 days of unexcused absences in a trimester. The school must notify the parent, either by written report or by conference, whenever a student is in danger of failing based on unexcused absences. Should a situation arise which requires your child to be absent from school for 5 days or more, please notify the front office and your child’s teacher in advance. An Independent Study Contract will be sent home with your child to complete during the absence.

Tardy Procedures
Late students must first report to the Attendance Clerk in the front office for a tardy pass prior to going to their classroom. The start of the school day is one of the most important times of the day. Please ensure your child arrives to school on time!

Change of Address/Phone Number/ Email Please notify the office if you have changed your address.  Residency verification may be needed as well to update your address.