Schools are bound by California law regarding recording of absences and follow up action which must be taken. Is your child being marked truant because you are not providing the correct information? We provide the following information to help you:
Excused Absences - Parent calls in to report illness, doctor/medical appointments
Funeral: 1 day for in state; 3 days for out of state
Excused Absences (Code 2) - Attend Court, Religious Holiday
Funeral - additional days from Code 1
Personal with Administrative Approval with maximum of 4 days
Letter to Administration at least 3 days in prior to absence; Student's grades are S or
better (K-3rd) / C or better (4th-6th)
10 days of excused absences per year is permissible unless doctor's note provided
Truant (Code 3) - Parent did not call in absence or submit written request a minimum of 3 days in advance
Vacation / Trip
Personal with no written request to administration 3 days prior
Family Reunion, Family Business, Business
Upon the third day of truancy, the school district will begin to automatically mail a letter. Each subsequent trauncy will result in an additional letter being sent and a School Attendance Review Team meeting will be scheduled. If needed, home visits and a School Attendance Review Board (comprised of District Administrator, Child Protective Services, Riverside County Sheriff, Corona Police, and a Nurse) will convene a hearing to review the case.
Our 'Attendance Policy' is listed on our Website under 'School Information'. Thank you.