Policies & Procedures
Beckman High School Attendance Policy
- 24-Hour Attendance Line: 714-734-2900 ext. 507
- Attendance Office Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Student’s first and last name
- Student’s 5-digit I.D. number
- The reason for absence (please be brief when possible)
- The name and relationship of person calling
- If you do not know the student I.D. number, please spell the last name.
- Remember to call each day student is absent.
Student is to report to the Attendance Office (Window 1) upon arriving to school and their attendance record will be amended at that time. An excused tardy requires a note from parent/guardian.
Students must be signed out by parent or guardian. Student is to report to the Attendance Office (Window 1) after 7:00 a.m. with a handwritten note from parent/guardian indicating the time and reason student needs to leave campus. The note will be exchanged for an early dismissal pass that student will show the teacher. The teacher will release student at the designated time, and student should report to the Attendance Office where they will wait for parent/guardian. If the student drives it should be indicated on the note and they will be allowed to sign themselves out prior to leaving.
If you receive an absence phone call in error
Check the Aeries Parent Portal to locate which class student was marked absent. Send an email to the teacher regarding the absence or have student speak to the teacher the following day. The teacher will notify the Attendance Office to make any corrections.
If you reported an absence and still receive a phone call
Please call the Attendance Office again. Due to unforeseen circumstances it’s possible the phone call was not received, interpreted or recorded.
Student in class not feeling well
For safety reasons student should not contact parent/guardian from the classroom. Student should request a pass from their teacher to visit the health office, and the school nurse will contact the parent/guardian.
Students are expected to be on time to school. Students are considered tardy if they are not inside the classroom when the tardy/passing bell rings. Tardy students must sign in at the Attendance Office when first arriving to school. Student will be subject to disciplinary action.
Oversleeping, missing the bus, traffic, car problems, etc. are not considered valid reasons for excused tardies. Tardiness applies before school, between classes, and after break/lunch.
Tardy Lockouts may take place randomly during a school day and throughout the year. Students receive 1 detention when caught in a Tardy Lockout. Students who are not in their seats and/or in class when the tardy bell rings, are directed to the attendance office and receive 1 detention.
1st Tardy: Warning/Teacher’s Individual Plan
2nd Tardy: Warning/Teacher’s Individual Plan/Teacher Conference w/Student
3rd Tardy: Warning/Teacher’s Individual Plan
4th Tardy: School Detention Assigned + Parent Contact (Phone, E-mail or Letter)
5th Tardy: Block Detention Assigned
6th Tardy: Referral to Administrator + Saturday School assigned
7th Tardy: Referral to Administrator + Parent Conference + Attendance Contract Signed
8th Tardy: Referral to Administrator + OCS for class period + “N” in citizenship
9th Tardy: Referral to Administrator + OCS all day
10th Tardy: SARB process begins + Loss of Privileges (refer to Attendance Contract) +“U” in citizenship
Students who get caught in a tardy lockout will get 1 detention. Lockouts are randomly scheduled and can happen any day and during any class period.
Tustin Unified School District
Beckman High School
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
(Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
The Tustin Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in District programs. A copy of the District’s nondiscrimination policy is available from the Tustin Unified School District Office.
The following position is designated Coordinator for Nondiscrimination at Beckman High School to handle complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to answer inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies:
Dr. Vivian Choi - Assistant Principal
Discipline Office 714-734-2900 ext. 522
Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the Coordinator, the principal, or any other staff member. In addition, any student who observes any such incident should report the incident to the Coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.
Any school employee who observes an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall report the incident to the Coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.