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Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy

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Attendance Policy

Attending class regularly and being on time have a direct effect on a student’s success in meeting course requirements for high school graduation. Frequent absences or tardies, which result in a student missing all or parts of lectures, demonstrations, discussions or other classroom activities, are detrimental to the individual student and the class. Persistent student non-attendance and tardiness are therefore matters of serious concern.


IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER DURING TIMES OF COVID:  If you are feeling ill at all, please plan to stay home until symptoms have cleared or you have tested negative for Covid.  We do not expect you to attend class if you are feeling ill.


Attendance Line Available 24/7 to Clear Absences

Attendance (650) 595-0210 x30000 / x30001 (Spanish)

Attendance Office hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Attendance Clerk:  Leonor Perez Zarco and Katherine Ortiz


Voicemail is cleared several times a day, but do not use to request a pass to either leave or return.    



  • 18 absences where 3 or more are unexcused = an F grade will be assigned (unless teacher petitions on behalf of the student)
  • 18 absences with less than 3 unexcused = a student can still receive credit.
  • Do not call to excuse tardies.  Tardies are not excusable.