Report an Absence
If your child will be absent for any reason, please call our 24-hour attendance line at (408) 335-2285 or send an email to: [email protected]. If calling in, please talk slowly and clearly and leave a message stating:
- Your name and relationship to the child
- Name of the student
- Teacher’s name
- Date(s) of the absence
- For a partial day absence, please indicate the reason for the delay and when your child will arrive at school.
- Reason for absence (illness, medical, dental, etc.) If a reason is not given, the absence will be marked unexcused.
- Leave a telephone number where you can be reached in case the office has a question.
Please report the absence by 9:00am. If your child does not arrive at school and we have not received an absence message, you will receive a message from ParentSquare with an option to submit an attendance note. Please help minimize our daily calls by notifying us immediately when your child will be absent or tardy.
When a child has been absent from school for any period of time, a note from home is required. If the absence is due to illness, please state the date and type of illness. If your child comes down with a contagious illness, please notify the office immediately. We are required to send exposure notices to each family in a contagious child's class. Three or more unexcused absences constitute truancy.
Children are in school 180 days a year, so please schedule vacations and routine appointments on the other 185 nonschool days. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused, unexcused absences, and suspensions—can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by the third grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating from high school.