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State Law requires schools to account for all student absences.  Valid excuses include the following:

  • llness
  • Visitation to a medical office, clinic, doctor, or dentist
  • Funeral of immediate family member
  • Quarantine of the home

Parents may call the Attendance Office at (909) 357-5900, ext. 8016 or 8012 (en Español).  A 24-hour message phone will record your message.  Please give the following information:

  • The student’s first and last name and grade
  • The date(s) he or she was or will be absent
  • The reason for the absence
  • Your name and a phone number where we can reach you

If you cannot call, please send a note with your child.  The note should contain the same information as above.  All absences must be cleared within three (3) days or they will become full day truancies and/or unexcused absences.


Any student who does not clear the absence within three days after the absence has occurred will be assigned Saturday School to make up the day of the absence.


Change of Address/Other Important Info:  Please keep the Attendance Office informed of any changes in name, address, home or work numbers, and emergency numbers throughout the year.  It is very important that the school have a phone number where you can be reached in case of an emergency.  It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to give us any personal information updates.

Leaving Campus Early:  Students must remain on campus unless signed out through the Attendance Office or Health Office by a parent or guardian with a valid excuse.  All parents or guardians MUST present a picture ID and be listed in our computer system as a legal parent/guardian in order to check out a student. 18 year old students may sign themselves out of school; however, they will not be allowed to return that day without valid proof of a medical or legal appointment.

School attendance is the single most important factor in school success.

 


Education Code 48403 – Habitual Truants:  If any person subject to the provision of this chapter is a habitual truant or is irregular in attendance as required by this chapter or is habitually insubordinate or disorderly during attendance at school, the county superintendent of the schools may request a petition on his behalf in the juvenile courts of the county.

Education Code 48260 – Truancy Definition:  Any pupil subject to compulsory education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse 3 FULL DAYS in one school year or tardy or absent for more than any 30 minute period during the school day without a valid excuse or on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or the superintendent of the school district.  Upon the fourth truancy within the same school year, the pupil shall be classified a HABITUAL TRUANT.


Classroom Tardy Policy

Classroom Tardy Policy

 

1stTeacher warning and document for future reference
2ndTeacher warning and a TeleParent call home
3rdTeacher discipline (Detention or other consquences)
4thTeacher makes personal telephone call home to parent
5thReferral to counselor with attached white copy of parent contact report
6th-7thReferral to counselor and disciplinary consequence
8thReferral to counselor and teacher/parent/student conference
9th+Administrative referral with personal call home to parent.  Administrative consquences include, but not limited to, ASWP, ALC, and Saturday School

 


Demerit Policy

Kaiser High School administration and security staff will supplement and support (not replace) the classroom tardy policy by issuing demerits to students who show no effort to reach class on time. The demerit system for tardies will work as follows:

  • Administration and campus security will issue demerits to students who are making no effort to get to class on time.
  • Students who are late to class, but make it to their classroom, will be dealt with by their teacher according to the classroom tardy policy; they are NOT to be sent out of class to get a demerit.
  • Students who are issued a demerit will be sent back to class and will show their teacher the demerit, including the date and period, indicating they have received a consequence for the tardy.
  • Demerit or not, for attendance purposes, students arriving after class has started must be marked tardy.

Demerits can be cleared by completing:

  • After School Work Program (ASW = 2 demerits)
  • Lunch Work Program (Lunch = 1 demerit)
  • Alternative Learning Center
  • Saturday School Supervised community service (See grade-level administrator for forms and prior approval)

*One demerit = one half hour of work or consequences. Failure to clear demerits could cause the student to lose admittance to dances, rallies, etc. and/or participation in extra-curricular events or performances.


Tardy Sweep Lock-Out

There will be random tardy sweep lock-outs throughout the school year.  These lock-outs will NOT replace the classroom tardy policy.  Lock-out instructions will be announced over the intercom system.  During a tardy sweep lock-out, late students will be swept up into an area where they will receive an immediate disciplinary consequence.


Period Truancy Policy

 

1 periodTeacher warning and document for future reference
2 periodsTeacher warning and a TeleParent call home
3 periodsTeacher makes a personal telephone call home to parent then refers to counselor with attached white copy of parent contact report
4 periodsCounselor referral and attendance card
5-6 periodsCounselor referral and disciplinary consequences
7 periodsSART 1 automatically mailed out by the Attendance Office*
8 periodsCounselor referral and 1-day ALC
9 periodsSART 2 automatically mailed out by Attendance Office* (SIT meeting will be scheduled as well as a parent meeting with the counselor)
10 periodsAdministrator referral with disciplinary consequence and personal call home
11+ periodsSART 3 automatically mailed out by Attendance Office* with accompanying SART 3 meeting scheduled. *LAMP referral will be made by Senior Attendance Clerk if period truancies continue.

 

Note:  *SART letters may be delayed due to unforeseen changes in district policy or technology issues.  Process begins on the 3rd official period truancy.  Saturday School may be assigned after the 3rd period truancy, if necessary.