Student and Parent Handbook

Parent Handbook 14-15

Absence Policy:
The state of California requires that all residents age six and above attend school.

Absence from school is discouraged. No matter how much effort is made, the school activities of a particular day can never be completed duplicated of repeated. Absences in excess of 44 days in one academic year may result in a student having to repeat a grade.

When family vacations occur while school is in session, it is the parent’s responsibility to be certain that the class work and homework are completed and corrected. Generally, the deadline for school assignments will be extended by the number of days that the student is absent from school.

Parents must report all communicable diseases (chicken pox, measles, mumps, eye infections, etc) to the school office personnel, and have notification of conditions for recovery from the family doctor before returning to school.

When circumstances necessitate the student’s absence, please remember the following guidelines:

  • In case of illness a child should remain under the care of an adult (preferably the parent) until health is regained.
  • Schoolwork may be arranged with the teacher in the case of an extended absence.
  • It is the responsibility of both the student and the parent to be certain that all assignments are completed and submitted according to the designated schedule.
  • In the case of an absence from school, the teacher must receive an explanation in writing from the parent or guardian.