• Attendance Secretaries

    Dena Gonzalez grades 9-11, A-L

    730-7427

    Margie Casillas grades 9-11, M-Z

    730-7711

    Bertha Ketchie 12th grade

    730-7399 

     

    Attendance Policies

    Absences

    Parents need to call the attendance office within 24 hours when your student is absent 

    from school. Any freshman, sophomore or junior student who is out due to illness for 

    more than three consecutive days must present a doctor’s note on the day of their return 

    in order to clear the absences. A senior student must present a note each time they are 

    out ill as stated in the 94% policy (see below).

     

    Doctor Appointments

    Parents need to call first thing in the morning to order a leaving pass for their student 

    when they have a doctor’s appointment. The student should pick up the leaving pass 

    early in the day so that they can show their teacher the pass and leave class at the 

    appropriate time. Please also arrange a meeting point with your child in advance so they 

    know where to meet you once they are released from campus. 

     

    Items being dropped off for students

    Any item that needs to be dropped off for students can be done so at the attendance 

    office. A pass will be sent only if the student is unaware that the items are being dropped 

    off. However, any and all food items including student lunches are not allowed to be dropped off in the attendance office.

     

    SARB

    The Student Attendance Review Board reviews cases of students with at least 10 

    unexcused absences. This is the first step in the legal process to ensure that all students 

    are attending school regularly. 



    CARB

    Court Attendance Review Board reviews cases that were not resolved through the SARB 

    process. This is the second step of the legal process and the case is turned over to the 

    court system and law enforcement agencies become involved in monitoring student 

    attendance. 

     

    94% Attendance Policy for Seniors      (Board Policy AR 5127)

    1. Student must be in class at least 94% of the periods during the senior year of high school to 

         participate in commencement ceremonies.

    1. This is not an excused/unexcused absence policy. It is an attendance policy. The type of   

        absence does not matter with the following exceptions:

               -doctor appointment or a doctor mandated stay at home

               -subpoenas to court

               -funeral or an immediate family member

               -approved and completed furlough

               -participated in a school activity



    1. It is up to the student to bring verification from the doctor or court for an exception. Otherwise, 

        the absence will count against the policy. Verification must be brought within three school days 

        following the absence. 

    1. Saturday School attendance (all four hours) may clear one absence. Banking of Saturday 

        School credit is NOT allowed.

    Appeal Process

    An appeal must be originated by the parent. This appeal must be in writing using the Attendance 

    Policy Appeal Form available in the Attendance office. 

    The appeal board consists of the Principal, Attendance Secretary, Counselor 

    and one teacher. The appeal board’s decision is final.