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Recording Attendance is the Law. Please remember and respect that our wonderful, caring office staff are the messengers, and school attendance is a legal requirement.

   It is mandatory that you report all absences on a daily basis regardless of the reason. Parents may:


  • The law requires your student to attend school. It is not a district or school policy, it is the law. Public education is compulsory. Family vacations should coincide with the School District's recess days. If your child misses more than three days without a valid excuse (illness), you may receive a letter from Chaparral and then possibly, the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) about truancy. Tardiness is also tracked. If an absence or tardiness pattern continues, you may be required to attend a SARB meeting with the Los Angeles County District Attorney. We must take school attendance very seriously. 
Research on the effect of school attendance on students can be found at attendance The school district calendar can be found on the  LVUSD website. While you are there, check out the Chaparral school link for additional information.