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Absence Policies (from student handbook)

Unexcused Absence due to Tardiness Any unexcused tardy over 30 minutes is counted as an unexcused absence.
 
Absences Excused Absences
Absences are excused for attendance accounting purposes for the following reasons only. (Education Codes 46010 and 46014) · Illness · Medical Appointment · Quarantine · Death of a Family Member · Court appearance · Exclusion from school up to five days for immunizations · Religious exercises or instruction as outlined in Education Code 40614. Legal reasons for excused absences are limited to those listed above. All other reasons are “unexcused” under the State of California Education Code.
 
*Excessive excused absences will result in the assignment of Saturday Schools for attendance recovery purposes and/or as consequences.
 
Procedures for Clearing Full day or Part Day Absences
On the morning of the absence, the legal guardian must email Andrea Yob, Attendance Clerk, at ayob@esusd.k12.ca.us or call the twenty-four hour attendance line at (310) 615-2662 ext. 2308 to report absences.
 
The school must be notified each day of an extended absence. Emailing the Attendance Clerk is strongly encouraged due to the high volume of phone calls. Phone and email notices must include the student’s name, date and/or time of absence, and reason for the absence.
 
 *Excused absences must be documented within 72 hours of the students return to school. After the deadline, the record will show an unexcused absence. Consequences such as Saturday Schools will be assigned based on the official attendance record for attendance recovery purposes. 
 

Assignments for Excused Absences
Students with excused absences may complete assignments and tests missed during an excused absence provided that the work is completed in a timely manner. (E.C. 40615 and 48205).  Assignments for Unexcused Absences  Make-up work/tests for unexcused absences shall be at the discretion of individual teachers.
 
Absences Due to School-related Activities
Students who are eligible to attend school business or extracurricular activities will be released from class and allowed to turn in work on schedule provided the following criteria is met: •  The student is making satisfactory progress, has less than three days of unexcused absences and demonstrates satisfactory work habits and/or citizenship in the class that will be missed. •  The releasing teacher is given adequate week notice. •  The student is eligible for the activity as determined by the principal/designee. •  The activity is approved by the principal
 
Procedures for Clearing Full day or Part Day Absences
On the morning of the absence, the legal guardian must email Andrea Yob, Attendance Clerk, at ayob@esusd.k12.ca.us or call the twenty-four hour attendance line at (310) 615-2662 ext. 2308 to report absences.