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Attendance

Attendance FAQ's

Welcome Back 2019-20 School Year!

We hope you had a terrific summer and are ready for another successful year here at SJUSD. In order to ensure your child's success we would like to remind all parents of our district's attendance policy.

  • How long do I have to clear an absence? Don't forget to call your school and clear your student's absence. Parents have 3 Days per board policy from the day of the absence to clear it. We encourage all of our parents to call even if it is past the 3 Days.
  • What is an unexcused absences? Any full day absence or 30 minutes or more tardy or absence that is not excused per Education Code 48205 is an unexcused absence.
  • What is a Truant Student? A student missing more than 30 minutes of instruction without an excuse three times during the school year is classified as a truant.
  • Who do I contact if I have attendance Questions? Please contact your schools' attendance clerk.
  • Why is school attendance important? The student will have better grades, develop healthy life hacks, is more likely to avoid dangerous situations and has a better chance of graduating from high school.

 

Attendance Intervention Process

At three unexcused absences, truancy letters are mailed out to the parents and a School Attendance Review Team(SART) appointment is set at school. That team is designed to help inform parents about attendance issues and create an attendance support plan that includes intervention and support. If unexcused absences continue after the SART meeting, then there will be a district level, School Attendance Review Board(SARB) meeting in another attempt to intervene. After the SARB meeting, if unexcused absences continue, the student and parent(s) will be referred to a District Attorney meeting held at the San Jacinto Police Department. The District Attorney then facilitates the legal ramifications: 1) School District Attendance Monitoring 2)Citation(per parent/per student) The first citation is $500, second citation-$1000, third citation-$2,000 3)Filling of Misdemeanor charges which can result in hours of community service, fines, and/or possible jail time.
  

Attendance Strategies 

1)  Set Afternoon/Evening Routine
  • Homework Complete, Shower/Bath, Lay Clothes Out
  • Set Bedtime/Enough Sleep(No Cellphone)
2)  Set Morning Routine
  • Alarm, Grooming(Hair/Teeth), Get Dressed
  • Get to School when Campus opens- FREE BREAKFAST
3)  Create Transportation Back Up Plans:
      a) Bad Weather b) Car Problems c) Driver is sick
 
4)  Help your child develop a positive attitude about school,
      learning and encourage them to participate in school
      and activities.
 
5)  Teach benefits of good attendance and consequences of poor
      attendance. Research shows a correlation with student
      success that relates to their Kindergarten attendance.
 
6)  Communicate with the school site regarding, all absences right
     away the morning of the absences.
 

School Resource Officers

School Resource Officers provide safe learning environments, provide valuable resources to school personnel, foster positive relationships with students, developing strategies to resolve problems affecting youth and protecting all students, so they can reach their fullest potentials.
 
Deputy Dunlap - Riverside Sheriff's Department San Jacinto High School
Deputy Bunn - Riverside Sheriff's Department Elementary & Middle Schools