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Attendance

TK-8 Grade Attendance
 
All students are required to be in class by 8:10 a.m. Any students arriving after 8:10 are considered tardy. Those who arrive after 8:15 must report to the school office for an admit slip. In severe cases, tardiness may be regarded as truancy and result in a referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). If the tardiness is due to an appointment, a note from the doctor’s office is required. If the tardiness is due to not feeling well in the morning, the student must present a note from the parent to excuse the tardy or the parent must sign the child in at the office.

Resulting actions for Students with Truancy and Unexcused Absences:
 - 3 unexcused tardies over 30 minutes or 3 all day truants will result in a SARB 1
 - 6 all day truants will result in a SARB 2
 - 9 all day truants will result in a SARB 3

Effective January 1, 2011, EC Section 48263.6: Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory education who is absent from school without a valid excuse for ten percent or more of the school days in one school year, from the date of enrollment to the current date, is deemed a chronic truant, provided that the appropriate school district officer or employee has complied with EC sections 48260.5, 48261, 48262, and 48291.
 
The Governing Board expects all students to be present and ready to work each day that school is in session.  Absences from school should be taken very seriously and used only when absolutely necessary. The District needs your support for school attendance.
 
Complete TK-8 Handbook can be found below:

 

 

High School Attendance

 

In keeping with Lammersville Unified School District Board Policy (BP) 5113(a), Mountain House High School believes that regular attendance, punctuality and participation in school are directly linked to student achievement.  California Education Code 48205 states that absences from school may only be excused for the following reasons: illness, quarantine, medical/dental appointments, jury duty, attendance at the funeral of an immediate family member, or other justifiable reasons approved in advance by administration. Because family vacations are not considered excused absences, we encourage you to schedule them outside of the regular school year.

 

All absences must be excused by a note or phone call from the parent/guardian as listed on the registration form. These absences must be cleared within 72 hours (3 school days) of the student’s return to campus. It is the student’s responsibility to clear all absences in the proper amount of time and to arrange for all make-up work with teachers. These absences cannot be cleared after 72 hours, at which time they will be documented as unexcused absences. Students and parents may check their attendance via Aeries or by contacting the attendance office.

Mountain House High School is a closed campus.  Students may not leave campus without checking out.  If a student needs to leave school during the day, the parent/guardian must call the Attendance Office before the time that the student needs to leave campus.  A pass will be written and ready for the student to pick up in the office prior to leaving.  If the student becomes ill during the day, he/she needs to check out through the Attendance Office. Classrooms cannot be interrupted to notify a student of an appointment.  If a student is expecting an early dismissal, he/she should come to the Attendance Office throughout the day to confirm that it has been arranged. Leaving campus without prior parental permission or checking out through the office will result in an unexcused absence.

 

Only parents or legal guardians can excuse the absence of a student who is younger than 18 years of age. Older brothers, sisters, relatives, or neighbors cannot legally excuse a student’s absence. Only a parent/guardian may excuse absences and request an off campus pass.  A student who is over the age of 18 may excuse absences or request off campus passes; however, the student must fill out an off campus form and, as a courtesy, the student’s parents will be notified of the excusal or release from school by administration. Per LUSD Administrative Regulation (AR) 5113(c), after a student has had 14 absences verified by a parent in the manner described above, any further absences must be verified by a physician.

 
Complete High School Handbook can be found below:

 

 

School Attendance Review Board (SARB) Hearing Schedule for the 2018/19 School Year: 

Date:   Location:
October 4, 2018 District Office
November 1, 2018 District Office
December 6, 2018 District Office
January 10, 2019 District Office
February 7, 2019 District Office
March 7, 2019 District Office
April 4, 2019 District Office
May 2, 2019 District Office