Attendance

Attendance Office Hours: 
During the regular school year:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

24-Hour hotline: 858-676-6311


Off-Campus Passes/Early Release
 
Parent/legal guardians need to call the hotline the day before a pass is needed or by 10:00 a.m. of the requested day. Calls received later may delay the early release of the student.

Students who are on campus will pick up their pass at the Attendance office before school, during passing period, at break, or at lunch. Students may not leave class to pick up their pass; we do not want to interrupt the learning environment to distribute passes. When parents/legal guardians call the hotline with sufficient time, the on-campus student should be waiting in front of the school and parents will not have to come to the office to check the student out.
 
Parents/legal guardians who do not call or call at the last minute should still leave a voicemail and expect to come to the front office. There may be a delay while our staff locates your on-campus student.
 
Students on a virtual schedule will not need a pass; however, their attendance will be coded
appropriately by our staff.
 
Reporting All Day Absences
 
To report an absence, please call the hotline at (858) 676-6311 each day the student is absent,
whether your student is learning virtually or on-campus.
 
All absences must be cleared within 48 hours or they will be coded as truant.
 
Arriving to School Late
 
On-campus students arriving less than 15 minutes late to school must go straight to class even if a parent has
called to excuse the tardy. Students arriving later than 15 minutes must stop at the Attendance office
prior to class whether a parent has excused the tardy or not.
 
Students learning virtually will check in directly with their teacher.
 
If a parent wishes to excuse a tardy, please call the Attendance Hotline as early as possible.
Please see information below regarding our excessive tardy policy.
 
Illness During School
 
Students who become ill after arriving on campus must report to the Health office. If the student is in class, they must obtain a pass from their teacher to go to the Health office. The health technician will assist the student and contact the parent. Students who leave through the Health office will obtain their off-campus pass from the Health office and not from the Attendance office. Ill students are not checked out through the Attendance office.
 
Students learning virtually who become sick during the school day and are unable to attend their virtual classes should be called out sick by a parent or legal guardian by calling the Attendance Hotline.
 
Medical Excuses
 
To medically excuse a student’s tardy or absence, the state of California requires verification from a health care provider. Please ask for a medical note from your health care provider if your student has missed school for a medical appointment. On-campus learners may drop their medical notes off at the Attendance office window.

Students learning virtually may email a copy of their medical note to srowe@powayusd.com and amartinsonfuller@powayusd.com
 
Excessive Tardies
 
Students are expected to arrive to class on time.  Students with excessive tardies of five or more may be
scheduled with consequences. This might be a Thursday or Friday detention.

Excessive Absences
 
Students having twelve excused days of absences without medical documentation is considered excessively absent. This will generate an attendance letter.
 
Off-Campus Independent Study (OCIS)
 
What to do for Extended Absences? Parent/Guardian requesting independent study for their student for five (5) or more days will need to notify the Attendance Office (Hotline #858-676-6311) a minimum of seven (7) working days prior to departure. The Attendance Office will provide the student with a contract (Master Agreement) and assignment sheets no less than five (5) days prior to departure. The student will deliver the assignment sheets to each of the student's teachers. The Master Agreement must be signed and dated by all parties (including the parent/guardian) prior to the absence. The day before the student departs, the student will be given the OCIS packet to be completed by the date specified in the agreement. Note that the OCIS contract contains three dates:  the beginning date of the contract, the ending date of the contract, and the date in which the work is due ("due date"). When the student returns from OCIS, he/she must report to the Attendance Office with ONE COPY of TWO ASSIGNMENTS for EACH CLASS before reporting to class.

Sporadic attendance impacts the academic achievement of your student. We have initiated a comprehensive attendance monitoring program at Del Norte to curtail chronic absences and to keep you informed of your student's presence in classes. Attendance is taken in each period. To ensure the best educational experience, attendance to class MUST be a priority. If a student has twelve full-day absences this will be considered excessive and a Student Attendance Review Team (SART) Appointment letter will be sent to the district office, unless a medical note is provided. If you have any questions regarding your student’s attendance or any of our attendance procedures or policies, please contact Shirley Rowe, Attendance Supervisor, at srowe@powayusd.com or 858-487-0877x6322.
 


 

 

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