Attendance: A Key to Success
The parent is responsible for a child's attendance from the age of 6 until the age of 18 (48200 Ed. Code).
Notification of Absence to Parent/Guardian: We will attempt to notify you daily by phone or voice-mail whnevee your child is absent from school. Your child's safety and attendance are essential and we ask that you please ensure the school has your current home and work phone numbers at all times.
All absences must be verified within 2 days or the absence becomes an unexcused absence.
Please use our 24 hour Automated System to clear your child's absence by calling:
(909) 421-7500 - Ext. 29205 (English)
(909) 421-7500 - Ext. 29206 (Español)
If you wish to speak to one of the Attendance Clerks, please refer to the following list.
(List to be added)
Student Responsibilities – Students are expected to attend all classes daily and on time.
Parent Responsibilities - Parents are legally responsible for supporting the need for regular school attendance and for supporting disciplinary action taken by the school for attendance violations.
Parents of absent students are expected to call on the day of the absence, preferably no later than one hour after the start of school. If no contact is made to the school within 24 hours of the start of the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused.
When calling the school the parent must give the dates of the expected absence. If the absence turns out to be longer or shorter, the parent must call the attendance office to inform the school of that change.
When a child arrives late to class, he/she begins the day behind, having missed the teacher's opening instructions for the day. Your child is expected to be in the classroom when the bell rings, ready to begin their day.
By making your child's school attendance a priority, you will be taking an important step in supporting your child's school success, and setting a good example. Remember — every day counts!
Penalties against parents apply when any parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of any student fails to compel the student to attend school. The penalties against parents in EC Section 48293 (a) become progressively severe with a second and third conviction. The EC Section regarding penalties for parents of a truant reads as follows:
EC Section 48293 (a): Any parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of any pupil who fails to comply with this chapter, unless excused or exempted there from, is guilty of an infraction and shall be punished as follows:
(1) Upon a first conviction, by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100).
(2) Upon a second conviction, by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
(3) Upon a third or subsequent conviction, if the person has willfully refused to comply with this section, by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500). In lieu of the fines prescribed in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), the court may order the person to be placed in a parent education and counseling program.
EC Section 48293 (b): A judgment that a person convicted of an infraction be punished as prescribed in subdivision (a) may also provide for the payment of the fine within a specified time or in specified installments, or for participation in the program. A judgment granting a defendant time to pay the fine or prescribing the days of attendance in a program shall order that if the defendant fails to pay the fine, or any installment thereof, on the date it is due, he or she shall appear in court on that date for further proceedings. Willful violation of this order is punishable as contempt.
EC Section 48293 (c): The court may also order that the person convicted of the violation of subdivision (a) immediately enroll or re-enroll the pupil in the appropriate school or educational program and provide proof of enrollment to the court. Willful violation of an order under this subdivision is punishable as civil contempt with a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000). An order of contempt under this subdivision shall not include imprisonment