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Carlmont High School


24 hour ATTENDANCE OFFICE:(650) 595-0210 x30000 / x30001 (Spanish)
 
Attendance Policy Overview
 
Students WILL NOT be cleared if they leave campus without first clearing it with the Health Aide and/or Attendance Clerk.  
 
Tardies are NOT EXCUSABLE as we need to accurately record a student's whereabouts.  Please do not try to explain your individual circumstances.  
 
18 unexcused absences – a student will NOT RECEIVE class credit.
18 excused absences & NO MORE than 3 cuts– a student can still receive credit.
Do not call to excuse tardies. Tardies are not excusable.
 
If a student has three tardies in a class, the teacher will discuss this concern with them.  After the discussion, if the student continues to have tardy issues, the teacher will contact the parent/guardian.  If the tardies continue after that, a formal referral may be written and an AVP will follow up with the family to address the concern.  The students will begin fresh each quarter thereafter.  There is no compromise for seat time.  We really want our students to have access to learning and thus want to ensure they are in their classes ready to learn.  
 
To Clear an Absence

Call or send a handwritten note excusing an absence within 5 five days. EMAILS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTABLE NOTE for excusal.  An administrative vice principal’s approval is required to clear absences after five days.
 
When calling in an absence, please provide us with the following information.
  1) Student name and student number 
  2) Date and period(s) missed
  3) Brief reason why:  ill, doctor appointment, personal necessity, etc.
  4) Call back phone number
 
Attendance updates may not be recorded the same day it is called in.  Please allow us a couple of days to input the information in our system--if after a couple of days it has not been recorded accurately, please contact.  

Access your attendance record on-line via Infinite Campus Portal

STUDENTS MUST NOT EXIT THE CAMPUS WITHOUT A PERMIT TO LEAVE.
 
Obtain a Permit to Leave slip by bringing a NOTE from your parent/guardian to the Attendance Office BEFORE SCHOOL or AT LUNCH.
 
WE DO NOT INTERRUPT CLASSES FOR
PRE-SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS!

Absences not cleared prior to exiting campus WILL NOT be cleared.


Phone calls from parents/guardians will not clear the absence unless the student picks-up the permit to leave slip from attendance prior to leaving the campus.
If you are ILL, proceed immediately to the Health Aide office. The health aide will call home to obtain parent/guardian permission to leave campus and issue you a Permit to Leave slip.

Students: DO NOT CALL PARENT/GUARDIAN from CELL PHONE or from CLASSROOM. REPORT DIRECTLY to the HEALTH OFFICE WITH A PASS
Student Temporary Absence from School Form
 
If a student will be missing school for an extended period of time, they should plan to fill out this form in order to go through the process.  There are certain criteria in which we will use to determine if an absence is warranted.  See AR5113 criteria.