In an effort to stress the importance of daily school attendance, we would
like to remind you that California Education Law 48200 requires compulsory
daily attendance for students 6-18 years of age. Parents/guardians that choose
to enroll their children in Kindergarten are subject to this Education Code Law
as well. Sunol Glen Unified School District is committed to ensuring academic
excellence for our students. Maximizing our children’s achievement must begin
with daily school attendance and we feel this is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that success. Daily school attendance must start at home with the importance and value of education being stressed. It is vital for the Sunol Glen Unified School District to build on this value by maintaining the essential partnership between school and home to ensure daily attendance. Our school day begins at 8:30 am. Children are expected to be in their seat and ready to learn at that time. Students are also expected to stay the entire day, which is 8:30 am – 2:50 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 8:30 am – 2 pm on Wednesday. All minimum day dismissals are at 12:00 pm.
If your child is absent, you are required to call the school attendance clerk at 925-862-2026. California Education Code allows EXCUSED absence for the following five reasons:
2. Medical, dental, eye appointments (please try & schedule these before or after school)
3. Quarantine (determined by medical professional)
4. Funeral services for immediate family members
5. Court ordered appearance (filed and signed)
The parent/guardian of the student must send a note, email and/or phone the school to clear any of the above listed excused absences. Failure to excuse the absence will result in a recorded truancy on the student’s permanent record. Be advised that any excused or unexcused absences over ten days are considered excessive.
Another way to insure your child’s daily attendance is by reviewing the school district calendar to plan family holidays and vacations to coincide with school holidays. Parent notification to the school of a student’s absence for a family vacation will result in the loss of instructional time, and parents will be notified of truancy violations as determined by California Ed Code 48200. Some other examples of reasons for absences that are NOT EXCUSED are:
● Visiting Relatives
● Student’s Birthday
● Child care by student at home
● Family moving from one home to another
School staff may request your attendance at a conference when your child is absent from school for reasons that are not excused. The district sends notification to parents/guardians of students who accumulate three or more days of unexcused absences and/or tardies. That letter will inform family of potential declaration of truancy on your child’s school record according to Education Code 48260. Please review this attendance information with your child and take the necessary measures to correct any attendance problems. We appreciate your assistance in making school attendance a priority.
Thank you for your support.
The Sunol Glen Unified School District