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Maureen Spielman

School Services Asst II

Attendance Office

 

maureen.spielman
@simivalleyusd.org

Simi Valley Unified School District Attendance Information

Attendance

SMS Attendance - 805-520-6830 Press 1

ATTENDANCE

Good attendance is crucial to a student's academic success and in forming life-long habits and self-discipline.  The Simi Valley Unified School District attendance policy is very specific and recognizes the joint responsibility of the school district and the parents/guardians in working together to ensure good attendance patterns for all students.

 

Please contact the Attendance Office to clear absences and tardies or to request an early check-out.  Absences are recorded period by period at the secondary school level. See Details below.

 

SINALOA ATTENDANCE CONTACT INFORMATION

TELEPHONE:

805-520-6830 Press 1 / Ext. 7141 or 7021

Leave a voicemail anytime day or night

TELEPHONE

ESPANOL:

805-520-6830 Press the Star * key

Leave a voicemail/message anytime day or night

EMAIL:

sinaloams.attendance@simivalleyusd.org

 

ABSENCES

CLEARING ABSENCES:

Parents/Guardians should notify the Attendance Office immediately if their student will NOT be attending school or within 24 hours of the absence.  Parent/guardian can CALL, EMAIL or send in a WRITTEN NOTE.  Parent/guardian can call the attendance line anytime day or night and leave a voicemail to clear absences.  Please provide the student first and last name, student ID #, relationship to the student and the date(s) and reason for the absence.

Excused Absences:  illness, medical and dental appointments, death in immediate family, court appearance (verification required), and Quarantine or Immunizations.

Unexcused Absences:  Personal business and vacation. Although these absences may be verified by the parent/guardian, the state of California considers them unexcused and will be listed as a verified unexcused truancy in Aeries.

NOTE: Parents have five school days from the first day of absence to clear/verify their absences with the Attendance Office. After five days, all unverified absences will be recorded as truancies. 

Parents of students with excessive absences will be notified by letter and if necessary will be referred to the School Attendance and Review Board (SARB) and/or law enforcement.

MAKE-UP WORK: Homework requests are taken by the Health Office (805) 520-6830 x7022 for students who will be missing three or more days of school.  If absent less than three days, parents/students are expected to contact a teacher or fellow student for make-up assignments.

EARLY STUDENT CHECK-OUT

 

 

TO REQUEST AN EARLY STUDENT CHECK-OUT:   

 

The Parent/Guardian should call, email, or send in a written note to the Attendance Office to request an early student checkout.  Contact the Attendance office as soon as possible or please try to call at least one hour before you will be picking up the student, so that we can have them waiting for you in the office. Parents can call the attendance line anytime day or night to leave a voicemail.

 

The student MUST be picked up and signed out at the attendance office by someone who is on the emergency contact list and they must be over 18 years old and show a valid ID to release student.

TARDIES

WHEN A STUDENT IS LATE TO SCHOOL, THE STUDENT MUST GO DIRECTLY TO THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE TO CHECK-IN AND GET A TARDY PASS BEFORE GOING TO CLASS.

 

Parent/Guardian should accompany the student to the office or call, email or send in a written note to the Attendance Office to excuse the tardy or to report that a student will be coming in late to school.  Please be sure to state the student’s full name and reason for the tardy in your phone message, email, or written note. Tardy excuses are the same as listed above for absences.

 

There exists a direct correlation between on-time attendance in class and academic success. Therefore, Sinaloa takes seriously the responsibility of supporting student punctuality. Students are considered to be tardy to class if they are not in their class at the time the tardy bell rings. Excessive tardies may result in detentions and possible referral to the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB).  Moreover, excessive tardies to any number of classes during any quarter will result in a U in citizenship which will affect Renaissance and Promotion Activity requirements. Effective Aug. 2019, the school administration will be assigning detention to students who are habitually tardy to classes.

 

# of Tardies

Consequence

Communication

5

Warning

Parent email

8

Administrative Warning

Parent call

10

1-2 lunch detentions, depending on severity

Parent call

20

1-2 after school detentions, depending on severity

Parent conference

30

One on-campus suspension

Parent conference

 

Students must also follow their teacher’s individual tardy policy which can be found in the teacher’s classroom management plan.

 

TARDY SWEEPS

Periodically, at the discretion of the administration, the campus will conduct a “tardy sweep,” in which all students who are not in class at the time the bell rings will gather in the library for counseling and possible discipline.

TRUANCY

Students are expected to be in classes at all times.  Students who are not in class and not excused are considered truant and will be assigned consequences such as detention, administrative U, suspension, or a referral to the Student Attendance and Review Board (SARB).