The attendance hotline is 818-889-2134 ext. 429.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Attendance Office is located in the main administration building.
Absence notes can be dropped off in the box located in the Attendance Office.
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, 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.
WE HAVE THREE OPTIONS FOR REPORTING AN ALL DAY ABSENCE.
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 ONLINE using the form found on our website located under the PARENT TAB "REPORT AN ABSENCE"
2.) LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE ATTENDANCE HOTLINE (818)889-2134, ext. 429. Report on a daily basis. Please use this line for absences ONLY. DO NOT leave a request for homework on this hotline!
3.) UPON A STUDENT'S RETURN, SEND THEM BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A NOTE. The note must be written and signed by the parent/legal guardian stating the dates and reason for the absence. Deposit the note in the box located in the Attendance Office.
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)