Consistent attendance is fundamental and essential to academic success. Please make every effort to ensure that your student attends school every day.
Complete this form to clear a full-day absence. If you have multiple children out, please fill out a form for EACH child.
Arriving late to school? Leaving school early? Please read the policies and procedures here.
**The Attendance Office may verify a reported absence by phone from the Attendance Office **
If your child was marked ABSENT BY ERROR for a certain period, PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD TALK TO THE TEACHER TO CORRECT THE ATTENDANCE ON AERIES.
We excuse absences per California Educational Code Section 48205. Per LVUSD and LCMS attendance policies, all absences must be cleared within 72 hours or the absence will be considered unexcused (AR 5113).
- Excused: Illness, doctor appointment, death in immediate family, funeral, court appointments, and religious holidays.
- Unexcused: Vacations/travel, transportation problems, overslept, sporting events, etc. Following three unexcused absences, the state requires the school to consider those absences as truancies.
- Truancy: Student initiated absence carries consequences that may include some or all of the following: Saturday Work Program, citation from law enforcement, parent/legal guardian conference, referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB), or a school transfer.
Contact Susan Tanenbaum (email@example.com, x32229) with attendance questions.
All absences must be cleared within 72 hours or the absence will be considered a truant absence (unexcused) and assignments may not be made up for credit. The day of the unverified absence, parents will be notified by phone and email. Students deemed truant (in violation of compulsory attendance law) if they have three or more unexcused absences and/or tardies (30 minutes or more in duration) within one school year. (Education Code Section 48260)