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Attendance Information

School success is directly correlated to regular school attendance.

Absences must be accounted for in accordance with State and District policies / procedures. We hope parents will support their students by scheduling appointments outside of school hours when possible.

It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school when your student is absent.

For San Juan Unified School District Attendance FAQs and ways to improve attendance, visit the District Attendance Improvement page

Reporting or Clearing an Absence

Student absences may be reported or cleared in one of three ways. 

Please do not report an absence more than once as it overwhelms our Records Clerk and leads to extended delays in processing absences.  

  1. Report an absence through the Parent Portal link at the top of this page.
    • Click on the parent portal and login. 
    • Once logged in, click on the Report Absence link at the top of the page
    • Select your student and enter all relevant information
    • Click submit
  2. Email
  3. Call the absence reporting line at (916) 971-7844
  4. A signed note from a parent or guardian

If reporting or clearing by email/phone/note, provide the following information:

  • Student’s full legal name and grade level
  • Date(s) of absence(s)
  • Reason for absence(s)
  • Your name and relationship to student

Handwritten notes must include all the the above PLUS Parent/Guardian SIGNATURE and should be submitted at the Attendance window outside the front office. 

*Absences not cleared within 5 school days automatically become truancies.

Early Dismissals 

*Please submit requests for early dismissal at LEAST one hour beforehand to avoid delays*

Students must be signed out in the Office by a parent/guardian or an adult listed on the student’s emergency card before leaving campus. GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID IS REQUIRED. 

To submit an early dismissal request: 

  1.  Report it on the parent portal using the instructions above and entering a dismissal time.
  2. Email
  3. Call (916) 971-7842 to speak with our office staff
  4. Send a SIGNED note with your student in the morning and have your student submit the note to the attendance window before school.

Include the following information: 

  • Student name
  • Your name and relationship to the student
  • Dismissal time
  • Reason for the dismissal
  • When they will be returning to school 


Students are expected to be in the classroom and ready for instruction when the bell rings Students arriving after the start of school are considered tardy. HOWEVER, students arriving between 8:00 and 8:15am can go directly to their first period class. Teachers will update attendance as needed.

Students arriving on campus after 8:15am are required to obtain a tardy pass from the Attendance Window. If your student is late due to a medical appointment, please be sure to send them with a doctor's note to excuse the absence. 

Students arriving late to any class without a hall pass from the previous teacher are considered tardy. Students with excessive tardies are subject to disciplinary action.

Tardies accumulate throughout each quarter and reset at the beginning of a new quarter. 

Tardy Consequences

  • 1st Tardy – Warning
  • 2nd Tardy – Parent Contact
  • 3rd Tardy – Detention / Parent Contact
  • 4th Tardy – Friday School / Parent Contact
  • 5th Tardy – Referral to Administration / Parent Contact
  • 6th Tardy – Loss of Extra Curricular Activities / Parent Contact