Welcome to the AVHS Attendance Office Information Page
Important Phone Numbers
24 Hours Attendance Line: 925-461-6186
Attending class regularly and being on time have a direct effect on a student’s success in meeting course requirements for high school graduation. Parents are requested to encourage students to attend school punctually everyday unless they are truly ill, and to schedule vacations during student non-attendance days.
REPORTING AND CLEARING ABSENCES
If your student will be absent from school all day please notify the Attendance Office as soon as possible in the day at 461-6186, and press 1. Please leave the following information: Your student’s name (spelling it clearly), their ID#, your relationship to the student, the reason for the absence and the date of absence.
If your student is arriving at school late, or leaving early, please call 461-6186 and press 2 as early as possible in the day. Please leave the following information: Your student’s name (spelling it clearly), their ID#, your relationship to the student, the reason for the absence and the date of absence. Please include the approximate time your student will be arriving. If they are leaving, tell us the time they are leaving and if they are returning let us know the approximate time the student is returning. If they are not returning, let us know that as well. Please remind your student to pick up exiting passes at the Attendance window during Brunch, Lunch or during passing periods. If your student is returning to campus they must sign back in at the Attendance counter with their exit pass.
PREAPPROVED PERSONAL NECESSITY ABSENCES
Student’s who will be out of school for personal necessity that is not due to illness or vacation requires advance written request by the parent/guardian and approval of the administration. You may download this form on this website from the Attendance Screen or pick one up in the Attendance Office. If must be turned in to the Attendance office PRIOR to the absence.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ELIGIBILTY
High School students must attend a minimum of 4 periods to be eligible for participation in any school sponsored activity for that day or a weekend event such as Junior Prom, Senior Ball, athletic competition, etc.
ALL Pleasanton Unified School District schools are closed campuses. Students must check out through the Attendance Office before leaving the school grounds.
We would also like to remind you of the district policy for reporting absences. The written information on the district’s web site reads:
“Parents are responsible for providing school officials with verification of reasons for each absence within 48 hours of the student’s return to school. Any absence not certified by a parent, guardian, physician or court/other agency within two days of the pupil’s return to school are considered unlawful.”
Dialer calls go out each night as a parent reminder for student’s who have not been excused prior to the office closing each day or who have been tardy to 1 or more classes. This message includes our phone number to call and report the reason for your student’s absence. If students are not excused within the 48 hours of their return to school, the Attendance Office will refer the student to an administrator for clearance.
Please help us by calling to excuse your student’s absence or departure from school promptly. We want to make sure your student’s attendance is properly recorded every day.