ATTENDANCE HOTLINE ~ (858) 674-6300, press 2

Please remember to call the attendance hotline each day your student is absent from school.
If your child is absent from school, it is necessary for a parent/guardian to call the office via the Attendance Hot Line (858) 674-6300, press 2.  Please leave the following information:
  •  Student’s name (please spell it) and your relationship with the student
  •  Teacher’s name and grade
  •  Day(s) and date(s) of absences
  •  Reason for the absence - symptoms
  •  If your child has a fever, please indicate the temperature

This is one way we can ensure that your child is safe and that attendance does not become a problem. If the absence is for five (5) days or more a doctor’s statement, in addition to the parent’s note, will be required. Parents are encouraged to schedule vacations and trips during non-school days. We also encourage parents to utilize the afternoon of the minimum day, Thursday, to make doctor and dental appointments when possible. To help us keep classroom interruptions to a minimum, parents are asked to communicate after school plans with their children before they come to school.

When your child has a medical appointment, please send a note to the office.  This will be documented as an excused absence.  If a child has a fever, they must not return to school until they have been fever free for a 24-hour period without medication.


Because we value every minute available to students for learning, Willow Grove Elementary School believes it is very important that students arrive to school on time, and attend school every day unless they are sick, have a doctor’s appointment, or are attending to a family emergency. If children are absent for any reason, their parents need to call our attendance hotline ((858) 674-6300 press 2) each day the child is absent. If the child went to a doctor’s appointment, it is best to bring a note from the doctor’s office for the school files.

If you are planning on going on an extended vacation please see the requirements below.

Requesting an OCIS Contract
 Students requesting an OCIS contract for three or more consecutive days should notify the school attendance department and the teacher at least 10 school days prior to departure.  For extended absences, the school attendance department and the teacher should be notified at least 3 weeks prior to departure. Homework shall be provided for anything less than three days, if requested by the teacher.
      If you have any questions please email Julie Melton at

Regular Office Hours ~ Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
except Thursday office closes at 2:00pm
Phone ~ 858-674-6300


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