Attendance

Absences

Students are required by state law to attend school full time until age 18.  Studies show that there is a direct correlation between good school attendance and achievement; therefore, we encourage parents to help their children achieve the habit of daily attendance.  Students have 2 days to clear an absence.

If a student is absent from school, parent/guardian must contact the office in one of the following ways:

  1. A parent/guardian email to the attendance office: takahashi.christine@tusd.org
  2.  Call to the attendance office from parent/guardian: (310) 533-4495 Ext 8682
  3. A parent/guardian signed note brought to the Attendance office upon the students return with the following information:
    1. Student's full name
    2. Grade
    3. Date(s) of absence
    4. Reason for absence
    5. Parent/guardian signature
  4. A doctor's note brought to the Attendance office.  The note must have student's full name, reason, and date(s) of absence.

Excused Absences

(Education Code 48205)
Excused absences are as follows:

  1.  A student's illness (not a parent or another family member).
  2. Medical, dental or eye appointments (student only).
  3. Attending the funeral of an immediate family member.
  4. Court appearance for the student.
  5. Religious holiday/retreat/ceremony

 Absence and Tardy Policy    

Students who miss class habitually or are tardy to class habitually have a difficult time reaping the benefits of the educational program.  Students are expected to be on time for classes.  Students are considered "on time" when they are in their seats when the tardy bell rings.  When a student is late to school, they must report to the office before going to class.  A tardy may be excused ONLY for illness and medical appointments (for the student) accompanied with a medical note.  All other reasons for being tardy are unexcused. 

Unexcused Tardy Consequence  
1-3 Warning  
4-5 "N" in Citizenship and after school detention  
6 "U" in Citizenship and after school detention   

7

"U" in Citizenship and Saturday school detention