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Attendance Policy

Pupil Services and Attendance (PSA) Counselor

Please stop by the school and say hello to our new PSA counselor, (coming soon).  She is on campus twice a week (coming soon) to help improve student attendance by working with students, parents, and teachers.

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LAUSD Attendance Policy

LAUSD Attendance Policy

Absence Verification

  • Verification for a student’s absence must be received from a parent or guardian
  • Students may not provide verification for absences
  • Siblings, grandparents, cousins, other students cannot provide this information


Excused Absences

  • Illness or injury
  • Medical appointment
  • Dental appointment
  • Quarantine
  • Jury Duty (student over 18 years)
  • Suspension
  • Exclusion by nurse
  • Immunizations  (excused up to five days per incident)
  • Lice -should only take one  day to clean but all days  are excused
  • Funeral of immediate family member (one day in state of California, three days out of state)


Other Excusable Absences

  • Court appearance
  • Religious holiday, retreat or ceremony- must obtain pre-approval from principal
  • Employment conference
  • When a student is the custodial parent of a child who is ill or who has a medical appointment
  • Only those students who have excused absences are allowed to complete make-up and tests


 Unexcused Absences

  • Vacations/Trips
  • Unverified illness
  • Babysitting
  • Care of Parent
  • Running errands for family
  • Runaway
  • Family Emergency
  • Inclement Weather
  • Missed bus
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