Who do I call if my child is ill? Call the Attendance Office (24/7) at 619-583-3233 extension 2205 or 2230 (for Spanish) to report your child absent. All absences must be cleared by a parent or guardian within 72 hours. Please clearly state your child's name, your relationship to the child and the reason for the absence. We always appreciate you scheduling doctor & dentist visits after school hours & on our minimum days.
Personal Absences: A student shall be excused from school for justifiable personal reasons including, but not limited to: court appearances, attendance at special religious ceremonies, attendance at religious retreats [not to exceed 4 hours per semester], school-initiated absences, and other family emergencies, provided student's absence is requested in writing by the parent and approved by the principal or designee.
Weeklong Absences If you have plans to have your child out of school for 5 school days, you can notify the school in writing, in advance and obtain a contract. Students and parents sign the contract, obtain work in advance from every teacher. As long as all work is completed and turned in within 5 days after student's return, this 5-day absence is excused.
Other absences: Other absences, not outlined above, although excused by parent, may not be excused by the district and will be recorded as unexcused absences.
Truancy Absences not approved by the parent or acceptable to the school, or misrepresentation of facts, or refusal to cooperate to keep student in school as required by law.