• Attendance Tracking & Notices

     

    In accordance with new California State attendance regulations, CNUSD is implementing a district School Site Attendance Tracking Procedure for the start of the 2018/2019 school year.

     

    Letter 1:  Attendance Courtesty Notice:  

    • Letter is sent when a student has a combination of 7 Absences/Tardies/or Early Resleases.  (Not to include Independent Study)
    • Letter is generated by the front office.
    • Letter is sent home by both mail and email found in Q. 
    • A copy of students attendance is attached to the letter.
    • The bottom portion is signed by the parent and returned to the classroom teacher. 

     

    Letter 2:  Attendance Warning Notice:

    • Letter is sent when a student has a combinatino of 10 Absences/tardies/or Early Release.  (Not to include Independent Study)
    • Letter is generated by the front office.
    • Letter is sent home by both mail and email found in Q 
    • A copy of students attendance is attached to the letter.

     

    Letter 3: SART Notice:

    • Letter is sent when a student has a combination of 15 Absences/Tardies/or Early Releases or 14 Absences or 10 Absences.
    • Letter is generated by the front office.
    • Letter is sent home by both mail and email found in Q 
    • A copy of students attendance is attached to the letter.

     

    Letter 4: SART Meeting Notice:

    • Meeting Notice is generated by the front office.
    • Meeting Notice is sent home by both mail and email found in Q. 
    • Office Clerk will call to confirm attendance.
    • If parent/guardian is unable to attend on that date/time they need to reschedule by calling the front office.
    • SART meetings may be conducted via phone conference if parent cannot come to the school.

     

    SART Meeting: (School Attendance Review Team)

    • Students are referred for SART (Student Attendance Review Team) when they have a combination of 15 or more Absences/tardies/or Early Releases.
    • The goal is for Parents/Guardians to meet with the SART team (administrator, teacher, and other SART members) to discuss and find ways to assist parents/guardians and student in improving attendance. 
    • Team reviews attendance policies and procedures.
    • Team reviews SART contract and all members sign. 
    • SART members will conduct a home visit if parents/guardians do not respond to SART invitation and/or phone calls. 
    • If attendance does not improve, parent/guardian will be referred to SARB.

     

    SARB Meeting: (School Attendance Review Board)

    • Parents/Students are referred to the District School Attendance Review Board when Team has completed a SART contract and attendance has not improved.
    • The SARB team consists of partnerships that includes representatives from the school district, parent groups, county probation departments, county welfare departments, law enforcement agencies, school guidance personnel, the health care and mental health professions interested in youth with school attendance or behavioral problems.
    • CA Dept. of Ed SARB
    • Chronic Absences = 18 (10% of the school year).

     

    Links for more information:

    California Department of Education Truancy Codes The law states that the school district must notify the parent or guardian of truancy by the most cost-effective method possible, and that the notification must include specific information related to the student's unexcused absences. The EC Section regarding notification reads as follows:

    EC Section 48260.5: Upon a pupil's initial classification as a truant, the school district shall notify the pupil's parent or guardian, by using the most cost-effective method possible, which may include electronic mail or a telephone call:
    (a) That the pupil is a truant. 
    (b) That the parent or guardian is obligated to compel the attendance of the pupil at school. 
    (c) That parents or guardians who fail to meet this obligation may be guilty of an infraction and subject to prosecution pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 48290) of Chapter 2 of Part 27. 
    (d) That alternative educational programs are available in the district. 
    (e) That the parent or guardian has the right to meet with appropriate school personnel to discuss solutions to the pupil's truancy. 
    (f) That the pupil may be subject to prosecution under Section 48264. 
    (g) That the pupil may be subject to suspension, restriction, or delay of the pupil's driving privilege pursuant to Section 13202.7 of the Vehicle Code
    (h) That it is recommended the parent or guardian accompany the pupil to school and attend classes with the pupil for one day.