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Absence / Tardiness

Regular attendance is an important indicator of school success. We respect the importance of quality instructional time. Students should be on time and ready to learn.  Promptness to class is extremely important. Students are to be in their seat and ready for instruction when the final bell sounds. Interruptions due to tardiness take away from learning time and are disruptive to the class. Tardy students are to report to the office as soon as they arrive at school. Three tardies are equal to one truancy. Students who are truant or habitually absent (more than five days) may be referred to SARB (School Attendance Review Board).

Consistent attendance is essential to your child’s educational progress; therefore, absences should be kept to a minimum. If your child must be absent, please call (951) 695-7140. Students who do not miss any part of the school day are recognized at the end of the school year for “Perfect Attendance.”

When your child returns to school, please send a written note stating child’s name, date of absence, reason for absence, and your signature. We are required to verify all absences in order to receive state funds. It is the child’s responsibility to pick-up make-up work and to complete it within the amount of time which was missed. Please remember that much of what your child learns at school comes directly from one to one contact with the teacher. It cannot be duplicated on a piece of paper.