Attendance Office Hours:

During the regular school year:
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 2:30pm.

During the summer: (Closed in July) Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Attendance Clerk:
Teresa Small

Attendance Clerk: Heidi Huisman,

24 hour message line: 858-485-4840 for absence and tardy.
858-485-4842 off-campus passes for
early dismissal only.    
(No off-campus passes for early dismissal via email)

You must use email that is on file at PUSD.  Email may only be read at the end of the day so off-campus passes for early dismissal must be phoned in.

PLEASE NOTE: Listed emergency contacts are for a school emergency only. Emergency contacts listed for your student do not have permission to check a student out or to clear absence/tardy.

Off Campus Independent Study - OCIS
Because of our accelerated schedule we do not recommend that students miss school. However we do acknowledge that there will be instances where students will need to be absent for extended periods. RBHS will only be doing OCIS contracts for 5 consecutive missed school days or more and the completed contract must be turned in to the front office Reception desk at least eight (8) working days before the student leaves.
What to do:
  1. The student picks up the Master OCIS Agreement from the front office Reception Desk and takes it home to fill it out and get signatures.
  2. The student returns the completed form to the front office Reception Desk at least eight (8) working days before the student will be missing school.
  3. When the teacher contracts are ready the student will distribute the contracts to their teachers. 
  4. The day before the student leaves they will need to collect the completed contracts from teachers and bring them to the front office Reception Desk.
  5. On the student's last day of class they will need to pick up their completed packet from the front office Reception desk.
  6. At the end of the OCIS contract, all work must be turned in at the reception desk before the student attends school.

Don't fit the guidelines?

District policy states that students have the right to receive and complete work so that they will not get behind in their coursework. Any time your student will be missing school please have your student speak to their teachers about assignments they will be missing, what is expected, and how best to keep up.  Be sure to call or email the Attendance Office to excuse your student's absence.

Compulsory attendance laws require that parents send their children to school. The law further states that a student must attend every scheduled session of every class, even if failure is imminent. The law applies to all students until they reach 18 years old. Once a student becomes 18 years old, they become a guest at Rancho Bernardo High School and can be withdrawn from school if their academic progress, attendance, or behavior is not acceptable.
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