Neira Romero-Morales, Attendance Clerk
Carla Gonzalez, Attendance Clerk
- Tardy Policy
- Clearing Absences and Tardies
- Attendance and Non-Classroom Participation Rules
Redlands East Valley High School
Redlands East Valley High School staff believes that success in school is dependent upon punctual, regular attendance and quality use of instructional time. It is also the goal of all members of the school community to represent the core values represented in REVWAY: showing respect, having ethics, being vocal, having Wildcat pride, being accountable and becoming “you”. To this end, students must regularly attend class, be on time, and be ready to learn.
Tardiness is defined as:
- A student who is not in his or her classroom or assigned instructional area when the bell rings.
- Any student who is tardy by more than 30 minutes will be recorded as an unexcused absence for the period (Education Code 48260 (a)).
- Tardy 1-4
- Tardy 5
- Teacher assigned consequence (e.g. lunch detention)
- Tardy 6-9
- Phone call home
*Teacher will make parent contact for any consequence assigned to a student.
- Tardy 1-9
- Teacher assigned consequences
- Tardy 10
- After school intervention– phone call home-Office
- Tardy 15
- After school intervention – phone call home-Office
- Tardy 20
- Saturday School (tardy 21+= no go list)
- Tardy 30
- Opportunity class
- Tardy 40
- Saturday School
- Tardy 50
- Opportunity class
- Tardy 60
- Saturday School
- Students can remove tardies by completing the following:
- Community service-one tardy removed per hour of service
- Saturday school-four tardies removed per Saturday school attended
- Parent shadows student-6 tardies removed for a full day of parent shadowing student
Number of tardies Removed from total for NO-GO List
Per Hour of Community Service**
Attendance is the most fundamental building block for success in high school. Because parental support is essential in the maintenance of accurate attendance records, we request that you familiarize yourself with the following procedures and review them with your student.
All legitimate student absences must be cleared by a parent/guardian. These clearances must be accomplished by the following methods:
- A note, signed by parent/guardian, and turned in to the Attendance Office. The note must indicate the exact dates and periods of the absence and indicate the reason for the absence
- A telephone call from a parent/guardian to the Attendance office indicating the exact dates and periods of absence and the reason for the absence.
- Please note that a call or note letting us know about an absence or tardy does not "excuse" the absence. Excused absences are given for medical appointments, bereavement, court apperances, or for other legitimate reasons.
ALL ABSENCES MUST BE CLEARED WITHIN 2 SCHOOL DAYS OF A STUDENT’S RETURN TO SCHOOL IF ABSENCES ARE NOT CLEARED WITHIN 2 DAY, STUDENT WILL SERVE LUNCH DETENTION UNTIL ABSENCES GET CLEARED.
Notes are to be turned in to the Attendance Office before school, during lunch or after school.
Telephone calls may be made to the Attendance Office using the following numbers:
- 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Main Switchboard 909-389-2500
- 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Attandance Office only 909-389-2701
- 24 hour line Recorder Responds in Attendance 909-389-2700
Absences not cleared within the 48-hour time period are considered to be unexcused (truant) and will result in disciplinary action against a student consistent with guidelines contained in the Student Handbook. NOTE: All absences must be cleared through the Attendance Staff. Calls to other offices relative to attendance are not recorded and will not suffice to clear an absence.
To assist parents in keeping informed of students absences, an automatic calling system makes daily calls to the home of students who are marked absent for any period during any day unless that absence has been previously cleared. Our automated caller gives you the opportunity to respond after the message. If you feel your child was marked absent incorrectly for a specific period, please contact the teacher regarding the absence.
Tardies excused with a doctor's note or by parent will show as an "N" on the attendance page. All others will be shown as a "T" for unexcused tardy.
Please help us cut down on classroom interruptions. If your student needs to be dismissed early from school, please send a note with your student. The student needs to take the note to the attendance office in the morning before school begins. If you forget to send a note, please notify the attendance office as early as possible before dismissal is needed. This will help reduce classroom interruptions and your wait time.
No student will be excused from campus without a parent present from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., notes and phone calls will not be accepted, per District Policy and for Student safety.
A student will be marked absent by each teacher at any time he/she is not present in his/her scheduled class.
When a student returns following an absence, the Attendance Office must be notified within 48 hours (not including weekends or holidays) by means of a parent/guardian note or telephone call stating the reason for the absence. Students may turn in notes to the Attendance Office before school, during lunch, or after school.
Failure to clear an absence with a legitimate reason within 48 hours will result in a truancy being marked on the student's attendance record. Using forged notes or making unauthorized telephone calls to clear absences will be cause for disciplinary action and possible suspension from school.
Education Code 46012
Verification of absences — students 18 years of age and over: For purposes of any procedure for verification of absences from school, a student 18 years of age or over, with respect to his own absences from school, shall have all the responsibilities and powers which, in the case of a minor, would be charged to the parent, guardian, or other person having charge or control of the minor. The Attendance Office requires a note of approval from the parent/guardian to allow their 18 year old student to be responsible for their own verification of absences.
Full Day Truancy
For each full day truancy episode (4 or more unexcused periods per day), may result in the following consequences:
- After-school or lunch detention
- In-school suspension
- referral to School Attendance Review Board (S.A.R.B)
- Referral to Alternative Education
The school may take disciplinary action against students for any infraction related to school attendance that occurs at any time including, but not limited to, the following:
- While on school grounds
- while going to or from school
- during lunch time, or on campus
- during or while going to or from a school activity
Actions taken related infractions may include: a warning, detention, in-school suspension, suspension, the School Attendance Review Team (S.A.R.T), or the School Attendance Review Board (S.A.R.B), expulsion recommendation and involvement of local law enforcement agencies, as appropriate.