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Attendance Policy

Attendance Matters
Updated: 3/30/22

Attendance Matters

The administration, teachers, attendance clerks and other school staff will work closely with parents and/or guardians to establish regular attendance for all students.

Parents/Guardians may also access class attendance online through ParentVue

When Absent from School
The parent/guardian is expected to call, send a note or text to school on or before the day(s) of the absence.

We have a new way for parents and guardians to contact the Attendance Office to excuse absences when their child is absent. They can text to 520-230-5963. They will enter child's name, date of birth, date they were absent and the reason they were absent to 520-230-5963. It is a text only number and will not accept phone calls or voicemail.

When Absent from School
  • Please call the Attendance Office at 520-225-4302 or text 520-230-5963 between 7:00 and 10:00 AM on the morning of the absence or upon student's return, send a note that includes the student's full name, date of birth, and reason for absence.
  • If it is impossible to notify the school prior to the absence, the school must receive notice within 48 hours after the student returns to school. Failure to notify the school within 48 hrs. of the absence will result in the absence being unexcused.
  • State law mandates that the school record reasons for all students absences; therefore, all messages must include parent name, student name, date, time and reason for absence.
  • Any absence due to illness, vacation, death in the family, religious observance, accident, or other unusual personal circumstances may be excused, provided a message is received from the parents/guardians stating the day, time and reason for the absence. Please DO NOT schedule doctor and/or dental appointments during school hours.
  • Students who are 18, may sign themselves out for emergency purposes only if they have a letter of permission from parents on file in the attendance office in advance.
Minimum Attendance Requirements for 9th-12th Grade Students
The high school attendance requirement states, in part, that to be granted academic credit for any course, a student must earn a passing grade in the course. Attendance in the classroom will improve a student's ability to earn his/her desired grade.

If a student is late 15 minutes or more the student will be marked absent and parent/guardian will receive an automated voice message per period.

Notification Sequence

Note: The notification process pertains to the number of absences in a single course. 
  • After the 3rd unexcused absence- The school (teacher) should hand deliver a letter to the student then notify the Dropout Prevention, via email, after the 3rd unexcused absence to begin the intervention process. Document in Synergy.
  • After the 6th unexcused absence- The school (teacher) must submit an email to their administrator, Drop Out Prevention and the Guidance Counselor. Administration is responsible for setting and holding an attendance conference with parents/guardians. Document in Synergy.
  • After the 9th unexcused absence- The school (teacher) will submit an email to their administrator, Drop Out Prevention and the Guidance Counselor. Administration will contact parents. Document in Synergy.
  • After the 10th unexcused absence- The student may not receive credit due to excessive unexcused absences pending appeal. Administration/Counselor and Drop Out Prevention will convene a conference after a formal appeal has been processed. Teacher input will also factor in to the decision. Document in Synergy. 
High School Appeal Process for Loss of Credit Due to Excessive Unexcused Absences
Parents/Guardians or students may file a written appeal for review by the Appeals Committee at the school. The appeals Committee will consist of one administrator, one guidance counselor and one teacher. The written appeal, including all supporting documentation, must be revived by the building principal within ten days of the end of the credit period. The final decision will rest with the Committee.

Claudia Valenzuela- Drop Out Prevention
Teresa Toro- Counselor
Pati Mapp- Counselor
Kimberly Lamadrid- Counselor
Miranda Luna- Counselor
Sean Borland- Execptional Education Coordinator
Anaid Jordan- ELD Coordinator
Crisis Information
If you or a loved one are in immediate crisis, please call:
Community-Wide Crisis Line: 520-622-6000
Or 911
Other non-emergency numbers:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone Number: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text 741741

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