Attendance Office Information
REMOTE LEARNING ATTENDANCE (starting August 11, 2020)
Attending remote class regularly and being on time has a direct effect on a student’s academic success in meeting course requirements for high school graduation. We ask parents to encourage their students to be present and punctual everyday, unless they are ill, and to schedule vacations during student non-attendance days. Dialer calls go out each night as a parent reminder for students who have not been excused prior to the office closing each day or who have been tardy to 1 or more classes.
Please call to excuse your student’s absence promptly. District policy states the following: “Absences due to illness and medical appointments are considered excused absences as long as the school receives a phone call and/or documentation from a parent or guardian clearing the absence within 72 hours of the occurrence. Failure to excuse the absence may result in notification of Truancy letters, a School Attendance Review Team (SART) meeting with a Child Welfare and Attendance Specialist and school staff, or a referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).”
REPORTING AND CLEARING ABSENCES
All-Day absences: Please call (925) 461-6186 and press option 1. Please leave the following information: student’s name (spelling it clearly), their ID#, your relationship to the student, the reason for the absence and the date of absence. Saying “appointment” will default to “personal business” unless it is specifically stated it is a medical appointment.
Partial-Day absences: If your student will be arriving late to or leaving early from remote learning, we would like at least two hours advanced notice. Please call (925) 461-6186 and press 2. 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. Saying “appointment” will default to “personal business” unless it is specifically stated it is a medical appointment
State the approximate time your student will be arriving late or leaving early for online meetings. If they will participate in a later class, let us know the approximate time of “return”.
If the actual attendance differs from the parent call, we ask that the parents call back with correct/updated information AND students should email this information to our attendance department at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in their teacher and parent.
PRE-APPROVED PERSONAL NECESSITY ABSENCES
Students who will miss one to four days of remote learning for personal necessity (NOT due to medical reasons or vacation) require an advance written request by the parent/guardian and approval of the administration. Please click on the link below to download the Request for Pre-Approval of Absence form, and submit the completed form to Marilyn Parks at email@example.com at least two days PRIOR to the absence. Attendance will then obtain a signature from the administration. https://1.cdn.edl.io/5i0TDkksLTlD0sf0snxKPsrj3M8xfIUnW8P4azoRiVH827tk.
SHORT-TERM INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACT for HYBRID LEARNERS
Students who will miss five to 10 days of remote learning (not usually for medical reasons) may fill out an Independent Study Contract. Attendance MUST be notified at least 14 school days before the absence. Contracts will not be issued the first 20 days or the last 20 days of the school year. Please email Marilyn Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org for the contract.
For PUSD’s full attendance policy, please click on this link: https://www.pleasantonusd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=301224&type=d&pREC_ID=708727