State Law requires schools to account for all student absences. Valid excuses include the following:
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:
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
Classroom Tardy Policy
Classroom Tardy 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:
Demerits can be cleared by completing:
*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
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.