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Excused Absences/Notes

Student Absences:

If a child is absent, you can send a written note explaining the absence. You may also call the school office at (909) 820-7904. Illness or injury, a doctor or dental appointment, attendance at funeral of immediate family member, or a medical quarantine are the only acceptable "excused absences" identified in the Education Code. If a note is not received, the teacher of office staff will call to verify the absence. We encourage you to try and schedule your child's doctor or dental appointments around school hours. 


What is considered a valid legal absence?

  • A student's illness
    • NOT a parent's or other family member's illness
  • Quarantine by a county or city health officer
  • Medical, dental, or eye appointment
  • Attending a funeral
    • Of an immediate family member only, including: mother/father, brother/sister, child, grandmother/grandfather or spouse, spouse's mother/father, spouse's child, spouse's brother/sister or any relative living in the immediate household of the student (Education Code 48205)
  • Court appearance when the student has a subpoena with his/her name on it
  • Religious holiday/retreat/ceremony with prior request from parent and approval from school 
    • Maximum of 4 hours per semester