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Please stop by the school and say hello to our PSA counselor, Mrs. Amos. She is on campus Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays to help improve student attendance by working with students, parents, and teachers.

LAUSD Attendance Policy

Absence Verification

  • Verification for a student’s absence must be received from a parent or guardian
  • Students may not provide verification for absences
  • Siblings, grandparents, cousins, other students cannot provide this information

Excused Absences

  • Illness or injury
  • Medical appointment
  • Dental appointment
  • Quarantine Jury Duty (student over 18 years)
  • Suspension
  • Exclusion by nurse
  • Immunizations (excused up to five days per incident)
  • Lice -should only take one day to clean but all days are excused
  • Funeral of immediate family member (one day in state of California, three days out of state

Other Excusable Absences

  • Court appearance
  • Religious holiday, retreat or ceremony- must obtain pre-approval from principal
  • Employment conference
  • When a student is the custodial parent of a child who is ill or who has a medical appointment
  • Only those students who have excused absences are allowed to complete make-up and tests

Unexcused Absences

  • Vacations/Trips
  • Unverified illness
  • Babysitting
  • Care of Parent
  • Running errands for family
  • Runaway Family
  • Emergency
  • Inclement Weather
  • Missed bus