- Student Services
Students are expected to attend all classes every day. 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.
Late Arrival/Early Checkout
Late Arrival/Early Checkout
Students are required to go to the Attendance Office if they are late for the school day or leaving early and obtain a campus pass. Sending a note with your student expedites this process. For early dismissals, if a campus pass is not obtained before class time, there could be significant delays in releasing your student from class. Please indicate Name, Grade, Time of expected arrival/early check out, and a Reason. Failure to follow above attendance procedures may result in a referral to the Assistant Principal's Office.
Please verify student absences within 48 hours, utilizing one of the following options:
- Use the Parent Square Portal
- Submit an email to the attendance office
- Call by phone (916) 933-6980, Select Option 2
Parents, doctors, or school officials may verify absences. Students, who have attained the age of eighteen years, with parent signature, may verify their own absence(s). The school may request additional verification when deemed necessary. Absence verification should include the following information:
- first and last name of the student
- date(s) absent
- reason for the absence
- name and relationship of the person verifying the absence
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.
Occasionally students will be marked absent in error. The Attendance Office needs verification from the teacher before the error can be fixed. Please obtain a note or email from the teacher of the class period of error and return/forward to the Attendance Office. If this process is not followed the absence will be marked as a truancy and disciplinary consequences may be assigned.
Two (2) school days will be allowed to make up each day's excused 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 an "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.
When a student has repeated absences for unacceptable reasons, 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.