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Attendance During Distance Learning

 

PARENTS, PLEASE BE SURE TO EMAIL THE ATTENDANCE CLERK WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT.

 

We strive to confirm all absences the first day of the absence. When your student is absent, it is essential that you email your students Attendance Clerk:

STUDENT ALPHA ATTENDANCE CLERK EMAIL
A-G Julie Johnson jjohnson@fusdk12.net
H-O Irene Barroso ibarroso@fusdk12.net
P-Z Monique Mendez mmendez@fusdk12.net

 

When parent contact is not made, the absence is listed as unexcused and instructional time must be used by the student, teacher, and the attendance office to clear it.  If the school does not receive notification of an absence, the school will call the parent to verify the absence. 

Students who have a pattern of excessive excused or unexcused absences will be contacted by a school administrator who will work with the parent and student to reduce absences. 

Arriving Late/Leaving On-line Class 

If a student arrives late to on-line class they will receive a “Tardy”. When a student needs to leave the school day early the parent or guardian must notify the Attendance Clerk or it will become and unexcused absence. If a student leaves school early without without clearing it through their Attendance Clerk, it will be considered a cut. The cut will not be cleared after the fact.

Kinds of Absences

California state law defines three types of absences:

Excused absences: the following are excused absences, which do not result in the loss of state funding:

  • Illness
  • Medical appointment
  • Quarantine
  • Funeral of the immediate family
  • Jury duty

 

The following are excused absences (justifiable personal reasons) which result in the loss of state funding:

  • Court appearances
  • Employment conference
  • Observation of religious holidays
  • Immunization

 

Truancies: absences without parental permission. Any student who is absent from school without parent/student permission for more than three days in a year is truant.

Make-up Work

Teachers must allow students to make up tests and assignments missed during excused absences and field trips. Teachers are free to provide or not provide make-up work for unexcused absences, truancies and suspensions.