Attending school regularly helps students feel better about school and themselves. Start building regular attendance habits now!

Research states that regular school attendance will enhance the normal progress of students. Therefore, it is imperative that students attend school daily, and are on time. 

If your child is absent from school, please contact the school office by phone to clear the absence or send a note explaining the absence on the day your child returns to school.

Each site is required to accurately document student daily attendance. This information/data is subject to an audit. Please note that state laws require the school site to intervene when attendance is a concern. All children ages 6-18 are required to attend school daily. Please refer to California Compulsory Education Laws for details.

We highly encourage you to try and schedule your child's doctor and dental appointments after school hours. 

Remember... Attendance matters!

Here are a few strategies to encourage regular school attendance in elementary students: 

Before School Starts: 

  • Establish regular bedtime and morning routines to help your child develop a habit of on-time attendance.
  • Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots.
  • Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before school starts to help him transition by attending your school's open house.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school administration, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • Establish childcare arrangements

During the school year: 

  • Maintain regular bedtime and morning routines to help your child develop a habit of on-time attendance.
  • Talk to your child about why going to school every day is important unless they are sick.
  • Don't let your child stay home unless she is truly sick.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
  • Reach out to your child's teacher or school administration if you are experiencing tough times such as unstable housing, transportation, or health problems.

Together we can ensure that our children have access to and receive the education they deserve.