Resulting actions for Students with Truancy and Unexcused Absences:
- 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.
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.
School Attendance Review Board (SARB) Hearing Schedule for the 2018/19 School Year:
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