Attendance and Truancy Information general for all students
Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education—to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.
When a student accumulates unexcused absences for three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period, the school will send a notice to the student’s parent, as required by law, to remind the parent that it is the parent’s duty to monitor the student’s attendance and to require the student to come to school. Campuses may implement various truancy prevention measures, and home visits may be conducted. Truancy charges may be filed in court if the student is absent without excuse from school on ten or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year.