EMUHSD Attendance ProceduresAttendance is extremely important to a child's academic success; children cannot learn if they are not in school. The Compulsory Attendance Law (E.C. 48200), requires that all children aged 6-18 attend school regularly and punctually. Absences due to personal illness, court appearance, or medical appointments can be verified if official documentation is provided. Absences due to personal reasons, oversleeping, car repair, shopping, working, lack of clothing or lunch money, babysitting, extended vacation days, or trips do not meet the legal criteria and will be designated as unverified. Parental notes are accepted, but marked as unverified. Absences which are not verified either through official documentation or parental notification will be marked as truant. Unauthorized or Excessive absences, even those verified by parents, may lead to disciplinary actions which include but are not limited to detention assignments, Saturday School Assignments, parent conferences, referral to the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB), or alternative placement.
Returning to School After an Absence
Students are to report to the Attendance Office with a verification of absence, which must include students full name, date and reason for absence. Student will be given a re-admit cared, which must be signed by each teacher from whose class they have been absent to. The Attendance Office opens daily at 7:00 am to allow students to pick up their re-admit card with enough time to avoid being tardy to class.Types of Absences
VERIFIED (E): An absence due to illness approved by a physician or a court summons with verification. Medical, dental, or optometry appointments, with verification. Death of an immediate family member.
UNEXCUSED (X): An absence which is personal and all other forms of illness, not verified by a doctors note. Parental excused absences that exceed ten days will result in a Saturday Detention assignment.
TRUANCY (T): An absence without the knowledge or approval of parent/guardian, or school authority.
TARDY (L): Arriving to class and/or not being in assigned seat by the time the tardy bell rings for the period.SUSPENSION (S): An absence due to student being involved in violation(s) of any of the listed reasons of the district suspension form.Morning/ Tardy Sweeps
Sweeps will occur every morning just after period 1 begins. Any student that enters campus after this time is considered tardy and will receive a one hour detention if they present their ID card or a two hour detention if they do not have their ID card. Sweeps may also be conducted in between periods after the tardy bell has rung and detention will be assigned accordingly.Tardy Policy
Full Day Truancies
- Tardy # 1: Warning, counseled by teacher
- Tardy # 2: Warning, counseled by teacher
- Tardy # 3: Teacher assigns 1 hour of detention
- Tardy # 4: Teacher assigns 1 hour of detention
- Tardy # 5: Teacher assigns 2 hours of detention
- Tardy # 6: Teacher completes Student Referral Form & sends student to Counselor. Counselor assigns a Saturday detention & makes parent contact.
- Tardy # 7: Teacher assigns 1 hour of detention
- Tardy # 8: Teacher assigns 1 hour of detention
- Tardy # 9: Teacher assigns 2 hours of detention
- Tardy #10: Teacher completes Student Referral Form & sends referral to CWA. Saturday detention assigned & mandatory parent conference. Possible SARB Referral.
Students will be assigned a Saturday Detention, parent/student/counselor conference to be held. Student placed on contract. Possible referral to SARB (School Attendance Review Board).
Students will not be permitted to leave campus at anytime without permission. If a student becomes ill, they need to report to the Nurses Office. Students are not to call their parents directly from their cell phone. The nurse will see student and decide if it is necessary to send the student home. Parent/guardians will be contacted to come in to check students out through the Nurses Office.
Students must have an Off-Campus Permit to leave campus during lunchtime, otherwise students are not able to leave campus during lunch. In order to obtain an Off-Campus Permit from the school, students must have good attendance and good grades.If a student has a doctor, dental, or personal appointment, parent/guardian must check student out through the Attendance Office. Students must present official medical verification that they were seen in order to get an absence excused. STUDENTS THAT LEAVE CAMPUS WITHOUT PERMISSION ARE CONSIDERED TO BE TRUANT.Detention
Detention is assigned to students who fail to comply with the EMUHSD tardy and truancy policies. Students only have 5 school days to serve after school detention before it is converted to a Saturday Detention. Detention are held at a location and time specified by the individual school. Students may also attend any of the academic PREP labs to clear detention hours. Students must present their ID card when attending detention.
Students must serve Saturday Detention assignments issued by the Guidance and Attendance Office. Saturday Detention is a four-hour detention held in the cafeteria most every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Students that do not attend their assigned Saturday Detention will be assigned a day in our Isolated Classroom Environment (ICE) the following week and a mandatory parent conference will be held. Students must present their ID card when attending Saturday Detention.