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Attendance Office

Attendance Information


The attendance desk is open at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. 

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. 

To report an all day absence call 828-2671.

To report a partial day absence call 803-3200.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Full Day Absence


Parent/guardian must call the attendance recorder on the morning of or within 48 hours of the absence.

1.    Provide the date of the absence

2.    Spell the student’s last name

3.    Provide the first name of the student

4.    Provide reason for absence

5.    Identify yourself

Partial Day Absence


In order for an absence to be excused when a student must leave school early or comes to school late, the following requirements must be met:

1.    When coming to school late, the student must bring a note to the office, sign in and receive a pass to class.

2.    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.

Authorized Attendance Clearance


Absences may ONLY be cleared by a telephone call personally made by the parent, guardian, or person listed on the emergency card if parents cannot be reached. 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.


California High School is a closed campus. Students may not leave without their parent’s permission. If a student leaves for lunch, the parent must come into the office to sign the student out.

Excused Tardy

To obtain an excused tardy, a note from a parent, a guardian, or a medical facility stating the reason for the tardy is required. Only tardies due to illness and medical appointments will be considered excused.  Medical appointments require a slip from the medical or dental office to be excused.

Tardy to Classes Consequences

After the late bell rings the student is tardy.  Every three tardies = a one hour detention, assigned by the classroom teacher to be served by the student at lunch time.  Students who are more than 30 minutes late to class will receive a Very Tardy. Students with Vary Tardies may receive Monday School and begin the SARB process.

Students will be unable to access the PE locker room and will receive a dress cut if they are not excused with a note.

Pre-Informed Absences

Trips, college visits, or other anticipated absences require a pre-informed, Independent Study Contract.  Independent study contracts must be requested 2 weeks prior to the absence.  Contracts are available for a minimum of five days of absence but are not to exceed 10 days of absence.  The contract must be signed by the parent and returned to the attendance office the next day.

Excused Absences

Illness – Excessive Illnesses may require a Drs Note to be excused.

Medical/Dental/Optometric Appointments (EXCUSED WITH A MEDICAL SLIP ONLY)

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


Other Excused Absences

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 Appearances

Unexcused Absence – No Consequences


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

Out of Town – No Independent Study Contract


Unexcused Absence with Consequences (CUTS)

Forged notes

Cutting class without permission

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 without Independent Study Contract



Students who have more than 3 cuts in a semester in a class may be denied credit. 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.

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. It is essential the Emergency Card be kept current. A student may not be released unless a parent or other designated adult on the emergency card has been contacted.  Students must sign in and out at the attendance desk. Students must sign out before they leave campus at any time. Students who fail to sign out may receive disciplinary action.

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 to have TWO days excused for OFFICIAL COLLEGE VISITS.  Students in their Senior Year are allowed to have 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. 



699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville, California 94526

Educational Services, Student Services, Enrollment

(925) 552-5052 FAX (925) 837-2605

Missing the Last Ten School Days for 2013-14 and

Independent Study Contracts at the End of the School Year

Students should be in attendance through the last day of school, June 12, 2014, to maintain their enrollment status at their current school. Independent study contracts will not be issued the last 10 days of school. All independent study contract work must be finished and submitted by May 29, 2014 in order for work to be graded and attendance to be recorded.

If your child must leave school earlier than 10 school days (May 29) before the last day of school and does not return before the end of the school year, your child may be subject to the following consequences:

 Incomplete or lowered final grades

 Review by school/district attendance review board

 Unenrolled and placed at the bottom of the 2014-15 waitlist.

If your student is unenrolled, there may not be a space at the current school for your student to return in the fall. In this case your student may have to be diverted to another elementary school in the district. Middle and High school students may not be able to access their elective choices if they reenroll upon their return.

Please note:

In accordance with California Education Codes 48205 and 48260, and District Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113, any student who misses 3 or more school days without a valid excuse, as defined by AR 5113, shall be reported as truant to the District attendance supervisor.

Missing the First Three Days of School 2014-15

As you plan your summer vacation, be aware that school begins on Monday, August 25, 2014

Because our district is growing, schools are very full and many continue to have wait lists.

As in the past, if your child does not attend the first three days of school, your student will be dropped from the school on Thursday, August 28, 2014

In that event, you will need to reenroll your student. A space at your resident school will not be held for your child. If there is not space at your resident school when you return, your child will be placed at the closest school based on space availability.