Attendance and Absence Notification
 
To report an absence, please contact Linda McCord - lmccord@tustin.k12.ca.us
 
ATTENDANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
 
Regular attendance is essential to school success.  Students are not allowed to participate in after school activities if they have been absent on the same day.
 
SCHOOL DAY

See Bell Schedule in this handbook for the beginning and ending school day times.  Students are to arrive no earlier than 8:00 a.m. on regular and minimum days.  Students are to vacate no later than 2:50 p.m. on regular dismissal days and 1:40 p.m. on Wednesdays unless participating in supervised activities.

EARLY DISMISSAL

It is recommended that you notify the office and teacher before the school days begins if your child will be leaving early. Allow plenty of time for parking and for the teacher to get your child packed up.  If they are in the library, computer lab, or PE, it takes longer to get them ready to leave campus. Please fill out the "Dismissal" form in the office completely and the front office staff will call the classroom for your child. To protect all students, students may only be released to people that have been listed on their emergency card.  Unexcused early dismissal greater than 30 minutes are considered truant.
 
STUDENT RELEASE PROCEDURE
 
Students may be released only to people who have been listed on the emergency card. There are no exceptions. This is for the protection of all students.
 
PROCEDURES FOR ABSENCES

Call or email Linda McCord at 714-734-1875 or lmccord@tustin.k12.ca.us before 8:30 the morning of an absence with the reason for the absence. A phone call or written note from a parent/guardian must be at the office prior to readmission to classes.  Notes must include date(s) and reason(s) for absence.  If the child’s parent or guardian does not phone or write a note, the absence will be considered Unexcused/Truant. The Myford office staff may attempt to contact parent/guardian to confirm unexcused absences. 

EXCUSED/UNEXCUSED ABSENCES AND TARDIES

The only excused absences/tardies are for the child's illness, medical appointments, death in the immediate family, mandatory court appearances, or religous holiday.  All other reasons are considered Unexcused/Truants.

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE REVIEW BOARD (S.A.R.B.)

In 1974, the Legislature enacted Education Code (EC) Section 48320 to enhance the enforcement of compulsory education laws and to divert students with school attendance or behavior problems from the juvenile justice system until all available resources have been exhausted.  Although the goal is to keep students in school and provide them with a meaningful educational experience, SARBs do have the power to refer students & their parents or guardians to court.

TARDINESS

A student is considered tardy when he or she has not entered the gates before the bell rings.  Students arriving to school after the school bell has rung must report to the office prior to reporting to class. Tardies can be calculated for disciplinary purposes. If a student arrives to school late by 30 minutes or more without a valid excuse, that student is considered Truant.  If a child leaves school early by 30 minutes or more without a valid excuse, that student is considered Truant.

 


 

 
 
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