Sandra Aldama - Attendance Clerk


Email: Aldama.Sandra@tusd.org
Phone: 310-533-4521 ext. 8891


 

Attendance Policy

By law, all students must attend school.  At Magruder every hour is filled with learning, we expect students to attend school every day and be on time. This is the main way to ensure educational success.  When students have excessive absences and tardies they fall behind quickly. 

Attendance Guidelines

Excused Absences
An absence is excused with a written notification (handwritten note or verified email) or a verbal notification from the student's parents or legal guardian.  A doctor's note or court note is best for medical or legal reasons for the absence. Any medical absence over 5 days requires a doctor's clearance to return.

Absence Notes must include:
Return Date
Child's first and last legal name
Grade level
Date of absence(s)
Reason for absence
Parent name, contact email or phone
Parent signature

Make-up Classwork/Homework Requests
It is the student's responsibility to complete all classwork and homework assignments after returning from an absence.   Homework is posted daily on this website.  It is up to the student/parent to contact their teachers, via email, to get clarification and any other class assignments.  

Long Term Absences
A students who must be away from Magruder for more than a week (5 days) for a planned non-illness related reason will need to be put on a Independent Study Contract.  The school would like notification well in advanced, one week if possible, to put get future assignments and materials from teachers.

Unexcused Absences  
Parents must let the school attendance office know if a student will be absent for more than three (3) days. An email will be sent out which parents can reply to when a student is absent.  In addition, a call home may be made. If our school isn't contacted during this time the absence is considered unexcused.

Excessive Unexcused Absences
Students that are absent 10% of the overall school year are categorized as being excessively absent. To avoid this,  after 5 absences, a letter will be sent home, to be signed by guardian and returned by the student. After 10 absences to 1 class or more, a meeting with the Principal will be arranged to discuss attendance. If absences reach 15 or more, your child can be referred to the District's School Attendance Review Board (SARB)