Reporting Absence

Regular school attendance is vital to student success. To report your child's absence, please email the Attendance Clerk by 9:00a.m. the following information: student's full name, teacher's name, date of absence, reason for absence, caller's name and relationship to the student, and a contact phone number. If you have any questions or comments, please call Ileana at (310)725-2100 ext 1101 or email the information to

  All students between the ages of 6 and 18 must attend school daily.  Parents or guardians are responsible for sending their children to school (E.C. 48200).  A student who is absent three full days without a valid excuse, or on three occasions is tardy or absent for more than thirty minutes, or any combination thereof, is classified as a truant (E.C. 48260).  Truancy can lead to severe consequences, including fines and criminal prosecution.  Students who are truant from school will be referred to the District Attendance Chairperson and a referral to the District Attendance Review Team (DART) and School Attendance & Review Board (SARB) may occur.  Please note:  The District may conduct home visits to verify student residency/attendance requirements at any time without notice.

 A major factor contributing to the quality education is continuous instruction. Please make sure your child attends school regularly and is absent only for illness or emergency reasons. If your child is absent, please telephone the school office the day of the absence or send a note upon your child's return explaining the reason for the absence. For attendance records, we must know if the absence is excused or not excused. If your child has had a communicable disease, a serious injury, or a medical reason that restricts activity, please have your child report to the nurse's office before going to the classroom. 

  If students are absent from school more than 10 school days, school notification will occur in the form of a letter that will be placed in the student’s permanent record.  A School Attendance Review Team (SART) meeting may occur when students are absent from school more than 10 days.