Parents want their children to do well in school but many don’t fully understand
the connection between chronic absence and a student’s academic achievement.
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California's compulsory education law requires everyone between the ages of six and eighteen years of age to attend school. The State of California considers ten days of absences for one school year, for any reason, excessive. A pupil who, without a valid excuse, is absent from school for three full days in one school year, or is tardy or absent for more than 30 minutes during the school day on three occasions in one school year, is considered truant.
Why is attendance important?
Many complex skills are taught each school day.
Several absences per month total to a month of missed instruction.
Daily, on-time attendance makes a vital difference in social and academic skills.
Excellent attendance is a great predictor of high school graduation and successful life skills.
How can you help at home?
Establish consistent routines for homework, bedtime, wake time, and time to leave home to arrive at school by 7:55 each morning.
Have clothes, shoes, and supplies set out for your student the night before school.
Make doctor appointments after school ends or on non-school days.
Take family vacations on non-school days or school vacation days.
What To Do When Your Child is Absent
Each day that your child is absent, call the school office before 9:00 AM at (619) 443-0948.
Provide a written note explaining the valid reason for the absence or,
Provide a written note from a physician explaining the valid reason for the absence.
If there is a prolonged illness or an emergency that may cause your student to be absent more than four days, alert us ASAP at (619) 443-0948 so that we can prepare a course of independent study for your student.
Communicate with us and let us know what we can do to support you and your student!
With your partnership, we can ensure that each day unlocks a brighter tomorrow for every student!
ALL ABSENCES MUST BE VERIFIED WITHIN TWO (2) DAYS OF THE STUDENT RETURNING
TO SCHOOL OR THE ABSENCE IS CONSIDERED AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.
For further information about Barona Indian Charter School's attendance
policy or to request assistance for your student(s), please contact:
Dr. Nina Drammissi
Family Resource Coordinator
Office: (619) 443-0948
Mobile: (619) 249-5963