Attendance ProceduresAttendance Calendar

(858) 484-1300 ext 3806   Connie Hunt   chunt@powayusd.comPlease call the Attendance Hotline for all absences, tardies, and early dismissals. 
  • When your child is absent, please call the attendance hotline at 484-1300, extension 1 as soon as possible on the day of the absence.   Our hotline is available 24/7, so if you know about an absence ahead of time, you can always call early.  For multiple day absences, please call each day.  (Unless you let us know the date range your child will be out). As a reminder, only a parent/guardian can clear absences.Note: Whenever possible, it is beneficial to your child's attendance record to bring in a doctor/dental note for medical absences. 


  • Students arriving late to school must come to the Attendance Office.   Parents may send notes, or call the attendance hotline, if this tardy is to be excused.

    All tardies accompanied by a doctor/dentist note will not count toward your child's attendance record.
    Tardy policy:

    3 tardies = warning.  4 tardies = detention.  5 tardies, and continuing tardies = referral(s) to Assistant Principal.

    **Parents are able to excuse 3 tardies per semester.  We will subtract these 3 tardies from your student's record before assigning discipline.

    Any tardy excused by a medical note will not count toward your student's tardies.

    **Note:  The Attendance desk has moved, and is now located in the main office next to the receptionist.  The outside window will still be available to tardy students during the first 10 minutes of school.

    Tardy students walking into class impact the learning environment for everyone.
    Please be on time.  

 OCIS Contract:

  • Should there be a planned absence of five days or more, please see the attendance assistant as soon as possible to set up a homework contract for the student. This contract allows the student to complete work that he/she would be doing if they were in class and helps the school to continue to receive funding from the state.   A minimum of 5 notice is required to set up an OCIS Contract.

    Home tutors may be appropriate for some extended medical problems. Please notify us as soon as possible if you feel your child may be eligible for such support.

 Early Release:

  • If you need to pick your student up from school before the end of the school day, please call the attendance hotline, or send a note to the office before school on that morning.

    Please specify the time you will pick them up, so that we can have them in the office waiting for you. If you determine during the day that you will need to pick up your child early, please, call (858) 484-1300 ext 1 as soon as possible. This will prevent delays for you (such as trying to find your child while he/she is running cross-country) and will help us to minimize interruptions to the classroom learning environment.

    The attendance hotline is available 24/7, so you can always call in advance for pre-existing appointments, etc.
    All students must be signed out in the office before departing early!
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