1055 Fowler Ave Clovis, CA 93611  |  559-327-1000

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PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST SHOW A VALID ID 
TO PICK UP STUDENTS – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:15 A.M. – 4:15 P.M.

How to clear an absence 

Call 559-327-1000, option 2 – during normal business hours
Email attendance clerk here
24 Hour Hot Line 559-327-1062
Spanish Line: 327-1426


Attendance Regulations and Procedures

Authorized Absence:
  1. All absences can be cleared only by parents or legal guardians.  A note from a parent will not be accepted.
  2. Parents/Guardian should clear any absence within 24 hours.  Absences uncleared after 24 hours may be considered truant. 
  3. Parents/guardians must clear absences prior to 5 days otherwise the absence will remain as uncleared and be considered a truancy.  Uncleared/unverified absences or truancy will result in appropriate disciplinary action, including but not limited to Saturday School and/or Detention being assigned for your student. 
  4. State Law requires all students to attend school daily.  Acceptable excuses which allow work to be made up include the following:
    1. Legitimate illness
    2. Medical appointment
    3. Court appearance
    4. Bereavement
    5. School-related/Co-curricular Activity
    6. Quarantine

DR NOTES - can be submitted via email, fax or turned into the attendance office.
  • Email [email protected] or fax to 559-327-1010
  • Doctor’s notes are always encouraged and must be submitted no later than 5 days from the excused day of absence.  Parent notes are not accepted.  Please allow up to 24 hours for absences to be cleared.
 
TARDY PASSES - Please call 327-1000, option 2 before your student arrives or check in with Attendance office
 
OFF CAMPUS PASSES - Please call in to request a pass 327-1000, option 2 the morning of or at least 1 hour prior to student pick-up to help expedite student check-out.  

Pre-approved Absence Request – Please contact Kelly Lee at 327-1327.
Pre-Approved Absence must be for at least 5 days, and no more than 15 days with counselor’s approval. Parents must initiate the process 5 day in advance.

Attendance Policies

It is well established that faithful and regular attendance in school is related to student progress and achievement.  In order for your child to do his or her very best, it is important that he/she be in school as many days as possible.
 
Since September 1998, SB727 has been in effect, which changes how schools receive funding for attendance.  School funding is now based on actual attendance of students and funding will no longer be given for excused absences.  The new law is intended to increase student attendance.
 
For both educational and financial reasons, we need your help in making sure your child has good attendance.  There are times when it is necessary for a child to miss school. For example, we do not recommend that a child come to school if he or she is ill or could spread his or her illness to others.  We need your help in minimizing all other absences.
 
Please note that parents are required to clear absences. Parents must clear absences prior to 5 days otherwise the absence will remain as uncleared and be considered truant.  Under the law, schools must continue to track all absences and report them to the state.
 
Our procedure is a period by period attendance check, which is posted by each individual teacher. Each day, we know the period or periods that a student has missed.  When a student is absent, students and parents should adhere to the following procedure.

  1. To accommodate the needs of the entire student body, telephone calls will be handled as follows:
    • Parents may call the Attendance Office between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. and speak directly to one of the attendance clerks or leave a voice message at (559) 327-1000, option 2.
    • Parents may also leave a message on the attendance recorder between the hours of 3:45 p.m. and 7:15 a.m.  The recorder number is (559) 327-1062.
  2. Spanish interpreters are available to assist in any issues regarding attendance.
  3. A school message machine calls home daily on any student missing one or more classes for the current day.
  4. Important Reminders:
    • All-day absences should be cleared within 24 hours of the occurrence.
    • Students must obtain permission prior to leaving campus during the school day. An off-campus pass will only be given with parental/legal guardian permission
      Persons listed on the student release authorization can sign a student out in the office providing a parent/legal guardian has called to authorize a pass 
    • Failure to obtain an off-campus pass prior to leaving may result in a truancy.  Students who are truant will be referred to student services for disciplinary action. Saturday School and non-privilege may be the result of truancies.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to pick up his/her off campus pass for a pre-arranged appointment.  We do not send a reminder or deliver passes to class.
    • Students arriving to school late are considered tardy or truant.  A teacher may refer a student for disciplinary action.  A student who arrives to class late without an excused pass from the attendance office is considered tardy or truant.
  5. In order to minimize classroom interruptions and to maintain a positive learning environment, messages to classrooms are limited to the first and last 5 minutes of class.
  6. We do not accept deliveries of balloons, flowers, and other non-school related items (drinks, food etc.) for students.
  7. The Attendance Office will not accept any messages or articles from non-parents or legal guardians.
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