Student Attendance Codes and Letters

We are asking all parents to help us ensure regular and on-time attendance of their children at school. We have a daily average attendance goal of 97% which equates to approximately 40 students absent in a single day. We are proud to have achieved this goal last school year and we look forward to doing again with your help. We monitor attendance closely because research has shown that regular attendance is vital for the success of children in school. California law states that absences are excused only if the child is ill or there is an excuse which meets the requirements of the California Education Code Section 48205. Even excused absences that cause your child to miss significant amounts of school can cause your child to fall behind in class.  We understand that children do get sick and need to occasionally miss school.  If your child is absent due to an illness and cannot attend school (fever or vomiting), please share your doctor notes with the school site and steps will be taken to accommodate your individual situation.

The attendance codes below reference the letter codes in the Attendance Letter chart

Unverified absence events

Early P/U < 31 minutes

Illness Excused absence

Late < 31 minutes

Early P/U >30 minutes (counts towards truant)

Truant / unverified absence


Tardy >30 min. (counts towards truant)

Unexcused absence

Attendance Letter Intervals

Attendance Letter Intervals