It is extremely important for your child to attend school daily and be on time in order to take full advantage of the educational program. If your child is going to be absent from school, we ask that you call the main school office to verify the absence at 498-0324 by 10:00 a.m. You can call before or after school hours and leave a message. Please state your name, student’s name, room number and reason for absence. If you do not call, please send a note with your child when he/she returns to school with the above information. Attendance awards are given to those students who are here daily.
The State of California and Board of Education approved reasons for absences are:
- Illness or injury;
- A quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer;
- A medical, dental, optometric or chiropractic appointment that can only be scheduled during school hours.
- Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family.
We request that vacations be arranged on days when school is not in session so that students do not miss valuable, instructional time.
INDEPENDENT STUDY (available for K-5 only) In order to qualify for this the student must be out of school a minimum of “5” school days. The teacher MUST receive at least 7 days prior notice of this absence in order to prepare the work needed to go out on independent study. Once approved by student’s teacher, parent must fill out paper work in the Main Office. The work MUST be returned to student’s teacher upon returning to school in order for the student to receive credit and an “Excused” Absence.
Prolonged absences or illness may require home teaching. Contact the Sycamore Canyon School main office for more information.
Middle School Absences
Vacations are NOT excused absences. If Administrative approval is given at least two weeks prior, teachers may be able to provide an alternative assignment. Only excused absences are students given one day per absence to make up assignments. (see District Policy and Procedures Handbook)
PARENTS must call within 72 hours to clear an absence, or the absence will be marked TRUANT.
Students are encouraged to make every effort to be on time. Students who enter the classroom late disrupt the learning environment for others as well as themselves. Only tardiness due to illness or doctor or dental appointments is excused. Late students must report to the main office to obtain admittance to class.