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.
Reasons for student absences are to
be verified by a phone call (916) 933-6980 X 3080 or X 3070, or a note
brought to the attendance office 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 make up 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
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 class.
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 teacher.
Early Dismissal/Late Arrival
If your student needs to be dismissed
early, please send a note with your student using his/her NAME, GRADE,
TIME, DATE and REASON for arrival/dismissal.
Checking In: upon arriving, your student needs to check in at the Attendance Office for a pass to class.
When checking out, your student needs to
come to the Attendance Office with his/her note, before school,
during break, or at lunch to obtain a pass. Every student 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 can then leave campus at the time shown on the pass.
For an emergency checkout, please call the
Attendance Office (916) 933-6980 X3080 or x 3070. Please use this option
ONLY IN AN EMERGENCY.