Attendance Office Hours: 
During the regular school year:  Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

24-Hour Hotline: 858-676-6311

Off-Campus Passes/Early Release
If a Student needs an early release pass for any reason, a Parent/legal guardian needs to call the Attendance hotline the night before or by 7:30 am the morning of the early release, to have the pass ready in time. Calls for early release passes received after 7:30 am may be delayed.
It is the Student’s responsibility to pick up their pass at the Attendance Office before school, during passing period, at break or lunch. Passes will not be delivered to Students. Students may not leave class to pick up their pass.
When parents/legal guardians call the hotline with sufficient time, the student should be waiting in front of the school.
Parents/legal guardians who do not call or call last minute, can expect to come to the front office. There will be a delay while our staff locates your student and processes their pass. 
Students who leave campus before the end of their scheduled day without a pass are considered truant. 
Reporting all day absences
To report an absence, please call the hotline at (858) 676-6311 each day the student is absent.
All absences must be cleared within 48 hours or they will be coded as truant.
Arriving to school late
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 than15 minutes must stop at the Attendance Office
prior to class whether a parent has excused the tardy or not.
Illness during school
Students who become sick 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 there, not the Attendance Office.
Sick students are not checked out through the Attendance Office.
Medical excuses
When excusing students for medical appointments, staff shall not ask the purpose of medical appointments but may confirm the time of the appointment through a doctor’s note or by contacting the medical office to confirm that an appointment occurred. In the event the parent excuses the student for an appointment and proof of an appointment is not provided the student will be marked as “parent excused”.
When a student has had 10 absences in the school year for illness, any further absences for illness will require confirmation from the doctor’s office confirming the time of the appointment, however, the reason for the appointment will not be required.
Students may drop their medical notes off at the Attendance office window or parents can email the notes to
Excessive tardies
Students are expected to arrive to class on time.  Students with excessive, tardies of five (5) or more, may be scheduled for consequences. This might be Thursday or Friday detention.
Excessive absences
Students having twelve (12) excused days of absences without medical documentation is
considered excessively absent. This includes unexcused tardies of 30 minutes or more.
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 ten (10) school 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 or 858-487-0877x6322.



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