Need to verify an absence or check out your student?
Notify the Attendance office:
Send a note in the morning with your student
Call the Attendance Office 916 933-6980, select Option 2
Students are expected to attend all
scheduled classes on a daily basis. Absence from class is excused for
illness, medical appointments, and funerals for members of the immediate
family. Other absences that are valid, with prior approval, include
unavoidable family travel, court appearance, and school activities.
Absences that are not valid include cutting school, working,
baby-sitting, personal business and unverified illness. Consequences for
violations will be administered. Parents may not excuse students to
leave the classroom except for a valid appointment.
Student absences may be verified within 48 hours in 3 ways:
Submit a note to the attendance office
Call by phone (916) 933-6980 select Option 2, within 48 hours.
Parents, doctors, or
school officials may verify absences. Students, who have attained the
age of eighteen years, after an interview with the Assistant Principal,
may verify their own absences. The school may request additional
verification when deemed necessary. Absence verification should include
the following information:
first and last name of the student
reason for the absence
name and relationship of the person verifying the absence
Two (2) school days will be allowed to make up each day's excused absence. Students absent for school-sponsored activities may be required by the teacher to make up the work before the absence. A student absent on the day of a test may be required to take the test on the day of his/her return. If the absence falls on the day an assignment is due, and the student had prior knowledge of the assignment, the student may be required to submit that assignment upon the day of his/her return. If sufficient make up time is not possible prior to the grading period, the teacher may issue and "I" (Incomplete) grade until such time as the work is completed. A maximum of four weeks after the grading period is allowed for such make up work. The student is responsible for arranging for makeup work.
1st tardy: Student/teacher conference
2nd tardy: Student/teacher conference with teacher-imposed consequence. Parent contact is encouraged. Parents can be phoned, parent notification cards sent, or other methods of communication used. If the parent notification card is selected, the office staff will assist you by addressing the cards for the teacher.
3rd tardy: Referral to the AP office. An Assistant Principal will meet with the student and assign a date for a detention.
4th tardy: Referral to the AP office. An Assistant Principal will then meet with the student and assign a date for detentions.
*Please note Oak Ridge High School is a CLOSED campus.
Late Arrival/Checking out
If your student arrives late or needs to be dismissed early, they are required to come to the Attendance Office with note. Information regarding the students NAME, GRADE, TIME, DATE and REASON for late arrival/dismissal should be clearly indicated. Students arriving late must check in at the Attendance Office for a pass to class. Notes specifically for the purpose of checking out are to be submitted to attendance before school, during break, or lunch to obtain a pass. These will be accepted up to two school days in advance of the absence. During the school day all students must check out with the Attendance Office before leaving school for any reason. Failing to check out properly will result in a referral with an assigned detention. After obtaining a pass, the student is considered to be "checked out" and may then leave campus at the time shown on the pass.
Emergency Checkout / Illness
For an emergency checkout, please call the Attendance Office (916) 933-6980 select Option 2. Please use this option ONLY IN AN EMERGENCY. Keep in mind, during special events it will often take as many as 15-20 minutes for last minute emergency checkouts or longer during ORHS special events. Additionally, all check outs due to illness must go through the Health Office.
When a student has repeated absences for unacceptable reason, the
student will be considered a "habitual truant". This may result in a
referral to the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB), or the filing of
an application for petition with the El Dorado County Probation
Department, or a complaint may be filed against the parent in the
Justice Court. Habitual truancy constitutes grounds for an involuntary
transfer to an alternative school.
Good attendance is a prerequisite to satisfactory job performance.
The same holds true for school. Class time missed cannot be fully
replaced with make up assignments. Students who are absent, for any
reason, more than 20 percent of the time should not expect to pass the
Home & Hospital Teaching
Students who will be unable to attend school due to an illness or
accident for an extended period of time (usually in excess of two weeks)
should contact the Counseling Department to arrange for a home/hospital