(925) 828-6413 or (925) 833-3300 Ex. 7083 (All day absence line)
DUSD and Attendance
Attendance is the number one driver of student success and district revenue.
As such, the district is making every effort to improve student attendance. Starting in May, DUSD will begin using a program called Attention2Attendance (A2A).
New attendance letters for truancy and excessive absences will be sent beginning in May. These letters will alert parents about student absences and truancy,
encouraging them to get their kids to school!
In order to ensure that students follow the guidelines set forth in the student handbook, it is important that both parent and student take responsibility for relaying the proper information to school with regard to the student"s attendance.
Parents of students who are absent from school are to clear their students absences by either:
Contacting the Attendance Office by phone each day the absence occurs between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 833-3300 Ext 7100 or Ext 7083 (all day absences).
Sending a note upon return signed by the parent/guardian stating the reason and date of the absence.
Leaving a message on the recorder (833-3300 Ext. 7083 or 828-6413) after school hours.
All absences must be cleared within 48 hours upon return to school. Absences not cleared within this time will be turned into cuts!
Only a parent or legal guardian of person listed on the student"s emergency card can clear absences. Those 18-year-old students who wish to clear their own absences must provide the Attendance Office with written permission from a parent. This letter is available in the Attendance Office and must be renewed every school year. Be advised that if a large number of absences are reported, whether excused or unexcused, this privilege will be revoked.
If a student is required to leave school during the school day, (s)he must check out through the Attendance Office prior to leaving. If a student fails to check out, (s)he WILL RECEIVE A CUT.
Please be reminded that we cannot take messages to students unless it is an emergency. Job related messages, reminders for appointments (other than medical) and arrangements for rides after school are not considered emergencies.
Homework requests will be taken if the student will be out of school for more than 3 days. A parent or guardian must initiate requests.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The Attendance Office Staff