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.
 
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