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.


Parent/guardian is required to call the Attendance Office as soon as they know student will not be attending school. Absences not cleared within 3 days will result in a truancy and detention for the student. Messages left with the Attendance Office require the following information:

  • 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.

Late Arrival

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.

Early Dismissal

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.

Tardy Policy and Procedures

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

Tardy Lockouts

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.



Statement of Non-Discrimination

Tustin Unified School District
Beckman High School

(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 (Tustin USD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The District prohibits, in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, medical condition, pregnancy and related conditions, retaliation, or political beliefs; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Your child has a right to a free public education, regardless of immigration status. 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:

Devang Brahmbhatt - 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.