• ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES

    The Attendance Office is located in the main administration building. 
    Consistent attendance is fundamental and essential to academic success.  

    Please make every effort to ensure that your student attends school every day. 

    • Excused:  Illness, doctor appointment, death in immediate family, funeral, court appointments, and religious holidays. 
    • Unexcused:  Vacations/travel, transportation problems, overslept, sporting events, etc.  Following three unexcused absences, the state requires the school to consider those absences as truancies.
    • Truancy:  Student initiated absence carries consequences that may include some or all of the following:  Saturday Work Program, citation from law enforcement, parent/legal guardian conference, referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB), or a school transfer.  

     When a student is absent for an entire day, the parent/legal guardian must report the absence in a timely manner:

    1.) REPORT THE ABSENCE BY EMAIL TO LCMSATTENDANCE@LVUSD.ORG.  Include your name, relationship to student, student's full name, date of absence(s), and reason.

    2.) Do not leave a request for homework via email.  Contact Shelly Cossack  @ ext. 32225.  Homework requests can be made on the third consecutive day of absence.

    3.) Partial day absences do not need to be reported by email.  If coming in after school has started, even a few minutes late, check in with the attendance office.  If you are picking up your student early please send them with a note saying the time you will be picking them up.  Your student will give that note to the teacher who's class they are in and excuse themselves to meet you in the attendance office and be signed out. 

    Call or email Debbie Silberberg x 32229 (dsilberberg@lvusd.org) with attendance questions.

     

    All absences must be cleared within 72 hours or the absence will be considered a truant absence (unexcused) and assignments may not be made up for credit.  The day of the unverified absence parents will be notified by phone and email.  Students deemed truant (in violation of compulsory attendance law) if they have three or more unexcused absences and/or tardies (30 minutes or more in duration) within one school year. (Education Code Section 48260)