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Attendance

The importance of regular school attendance cannot be stressed enough. It affects both the student's progress at school and our school funding, which is based on daily attendance figures. If your child will be absent from school, please call the school office on 852-4574 before 9:30 a.m. that day. If no call is received, the school will attempt to contact you. This procedure serves a dual purpose. It assures the child is accounted for and it expedites the bookkeeping process at school. In the event no contact is made with the school office, please send a dated note explaining the reason for the absence when your child returns to school. The reason for the absence is a legal requirement of the state of California. Homework arrangements can be made with your child's teacher.

Students receive an excused absence for the following reasons: 1) Illness, 2) quarantine under the direction of a county or city health office, 3) for the purpose of attending the funeral services of a member of the immediate family, 4) medical, dental, optometric or chiropractic appointments. Students receive unexcused absences for reasons other than those listed above.

The Glendora Unified School District in conjunction with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will monitor attendance of students. Please be aware that students with frequent absences may be asked to participate in Student Attendance Review meetings and/or mediation fromthe District Attorney's office.

INDEPENDENT STUDY

If your child will be out of school for an unexcused reason such as family vacation for five (5) days or more, please notify the school office at least three school days in advance so arrangements can be made for independent study. This program will help each student maintain his/her studies.

TARDIES

It is important that students come to school on time every day. School starts at 8:15 a.m. Students arriving after the 8:18 tardy bell will be considered tardy. Students arriving to school tardy need to report directly to class at which time it will be determined if they need to report to the office. Students without a valid tardy excuse may forfeit their morning recess after their third tardy. The number of tardies per quarter will be recorded on the child's report card. The principal will contact the parents of students with excessive tardies. Please make every effort to be in school on time.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXCUSES

Physical Education is required by state law. If a child is unable to participate in the program for one or two days, a written excuse must be sent by the parent or guardian. If a student is unable to participate for more than three days, a written statement from a physician is required.

LEAVING SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL HOURS

No student is to leave the school grounds at any time during the school day without permission from the school office. Students will be released to parents or guardian only through office personnel. When picking up your child during the school day, please report to the office and the office will call your child out of class. Your cooperation is much appreciated.