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Attendance Office

Attendance Information

General Information

To report an all-day absence, call 828-2671.  This number can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To report a partial day absence, call 803-3200 during school hours.

Parents or guardians must notify the school regarding all absences whether excused or unexcused.

Absences must be cleared within two days of returning to school otherwise the absence will become a cut and the student will receive consequences. 

Full Day Absence 

Parent/guardian must call the attendance recorder (828-2671) on the morning of or within 48 hours of the absence.  Please provide the following information:

1.    The date of the absence

2.    Spell the student’s last name

3.    The first name of the student

4.    The reason for absence

5.    Identify yourself

Partial Day Absence

Parent/guardian must call the attendance office to report a partial day absence (803-3200) to notify the school that a student must leave school early or is coming to school late.  In order for a partial day absence to be excused the following requirements must be met:

  • When coming to school late, the student must bring a note to the office, sign in and receive a pass to class.
  • When leaving school early, the student must bring a note to school, show it to his/her teacher, bring it to the office and sign out.

Failure to follow procedures may result in a cut from the class.  Consequences can include a referral to the teacher or Monday School. In order to clear a partial day absence, students must sign in and/or out and parent contact must be made prior to the student leaving campus.

Illness at School

If a student becomes ill at school, he/she must report to the nurse or attendance office. If the nurse or attendance desk clerk determines the student should be sent home, the parents will be notified. A student may not be released unless a parent or guardian has been contacted.  Students will only be released to the parent or guardian.

Excused Absences

Make-up work resulting from an excused absence must be completed within a reasonable period of time commensurate with the length of the absence.

Excused absences include the following:


Medical/Dental/Optometric Appointments (with a medical slip from the doctor’s office only)

Funeral Services

Religious Retreat (no more than 4 hours per semester)

Approved School-Related Activities

Observation of Religious Holidays

Employment Conference (requested by parent)

Family Emergency

Court Appearance

*Excessive illnesses (calling in ill on 10 or more days) may require a doctor’s note to be excused.  For more information, please see SRVUSD District Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113.

Unexcused Absences

A call from the attendance office will alert parents of the absences. Students with excessive absences and illnesses may be sent to the SARB team and receive further consequences.

Unexcused absences include the following:

Unexcused Absence (UNX)

Excessive Illnesses w/out a valid Dr.’s Note

Out of Town – No Independent Study Contract

Unexcused Absence (CUT)

Forged parent or doctor notes

Cutting class

Illegal phone call (Phone Forgery)

Failure to sign in or out of school

Failure to clear an absence within two days of returning to school

Excused Tardy (EDU)

Only tardies due to illness and medical appointments will be considered excused.  In order to excuse a tardy, a note from a parent, a guardian, or a medical or dental office/facility stating the reason for the tardy is required. 


Very Tardy (VTY)

Students who are more than 30 minutes late to class will receive a Very Tardy. Students with excessive Vary Tardies may receive Monday School and begin the SARB process.  A Vary Tardy is considered an Unexcused Absence.


Authorized Attendance Clearance

Absences may ONLY be cleared by a telephone call personally made by the parent or guardian. Calls made by the student or persons not authorized to clear a student’s absence violate rules for attendance and will result in student disciplinary action.


Attendance Desk

The attendance desk is open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is located in the Administration Building in the front of the school. 

Attendance Secretaries

Gunilla Norton

Peggy Conklin

Deanne Helzer

Last Names A-G

Last Names H-O

Last Names P-Z

(925) 803-3247

(925) 803-3212

(925) 803-3211


Other Absences

Pre-Informed Absences (Independent Study Contract)

Trips, college visits, or other anticipated absences require a pre-informed, Independent Study Contract ( which should be requested at least 3-5 days prior to a 5 day absence and 5-7 days prior to an absence longer than 5 days**.  Contracts are available for a minimum of 5 days of absence but are not to exceed 20 days of absence.  The contract must be signed by the parent and returned to the teachers for grading the day the student returns to school.

**Please keep in mind that California High School is  on a block schedule.  This may mean that your student may not able to see all of their teachers in one day.  Please allow for additional time to complete the Independent Study Contract.  Requesting a contract in advance will help teachers and students plan for their extended absence.

College Visits

California High School understands the importance of college visits for our students.  It is preferred that students and their families schedule visits during school holidays and breaks, but we also know this is not always possible.  Students in their:

  • Junior Year: are allowed TWO days excused for OFFICIAL COLLEGE VISITS.
  • Senior Year: are allowed THREE days excused for OFFICIAL COLLEGE VISITS. 

Students must hand into the attendance office printed communication or forward email communication with the college within 48 hours of the visit in order for the absence to be excused.