The following is helpful information regarding procedures to clear an absence,
our tardy policy, students leaving campus, and school attire.
HOW TO CLEAR AN ABSENCE
Please phone Student Services any time to report your child’s absence. When leaving a message,
please state your child’s name, your name, date of absence and reason. Or, upon returning to
school, send your student with written documentation regarding the absence that is signed by a
parent or guardian. When there is no verification within three school days, the absence is considered
unexcused. If a student accrues three or more unexcused absences, the student is considered to
be truant (Ed Code 48260). Parents and guardians may call the following numbers to clear a
891-3050, then extension # of student’s last name beginning:
A through Gr = extension 31114
Gu through O = extension 31111
P through Z = extension 31110
Students must be in their seats when the bell rings. If a student is not in their seat, they will
receive an unexcused tardy. A thirty minute detention will be assigned, and must be completed
within five school days. Written verification by a medical office with date and time listed, will be
an excused tardy.
If your student needs to leave campus during school hours, they will need to obtain an off campus
pass prior to leaving campus. This can be arranged by either:
1. Sending your student with a note stating your student’s first and last name, the reason, the time
they need to leave campus, and your name. Your student will receive an off-campus pass which they
will show the teacher when it is time to leave class. Your student can conveniently meet you in the
2. Call the attendance office at 891-3050 and the corresponding extension listed above, and an off-campus pass will be prepared for your student. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up the off-campus pass during their passing period or lunch. They will show the pass to the teacher when
it is time to leave class and meet you in the parking lot.
Students need to dress appropriately for school and school-related functions. Unacceptable
clothing includes strapless tops, bare midriffs, bandeau tops with or without a sheer top, sheer
clothing, underwear showing, sagging pants, gang affiliated and/or “illegal” or “inappropriate” displays
on clothing. This includes, but is not limited to, Sierra Nevada logo clothing. Additionally, any student wearing clothing considered to be distracting or inappropriate by administrators may be subject to disciplinary action.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD
Class time is valuable! Parents are always welcome to drop off an item for their student, as long as the student knows to pick it up. We do not deliver notes or items to classrooms, as it is a disruption
to instructional time. Thank you!