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**AR 5113 States that all absences which are not cleared within two (2) days after a student's return to school shall be recorded as unexcused (CUT).  (see Truancy)
 
EXCUSED ABSENCES:
Medical/dental appointments for self only* (with post documentation), Approved Independent Study, College Visits (with post documentation), Court appearances, Religious holidays*, Illness*, Funeral service.  See below for further explanations
 
  • *Medical Appointments-  A phone call and doctor's note are both required to excuse any medical appointments, including video appointments within two (2) school days**.  If you forget to obtain a doctor's note, you may have your doctor email or fax a copy to "Attn: Attendance" at 925-838-7802.  You may also email the doctor's note to your designated Attendance Secretary.  Failure to submit a doctor's note within 2 school days of the absence will result in an unexcused absenceNo exceptions.  
 
  • illness - Each student is permitted 10 personal illnesses for the calendar school year (Each partial day is calculated as 1 illness).  Five (5) or more consecutive days of illness will require a doctor’s note.   After exceeding 10 absences due to illness within the calendar school year, each absence due to illness is marked as unexcused unless a doctor's note is provided within 2 school days upon returning.  Please refer to “Excessive Illness” below. 
 
  • *Religious -Holiday/ Ceremony/ Instruction/ Retreat
    • (religious retreat not to exceed 4 hrs per semester (Ed. Code 48205)
 
(For additional information regarding excused absences, see GAMUT Online )
 
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES:  
  • Personal/personal business,
  • out of town/vacations, 
  • excessive illnesses without a doctor's note, given within the **AR5113 policy
  • medical appointments (video or in-person) without a doctor's note or post documentation, given within the **AR5113 policy
  • non-school related sports events/ competitions/tournaments,
  • car trouble/traffic/carpool issues,
  • oversleeping.
  • No reason given at the time of call
 
EXCESSIVE ILLNESS: An administrator or designee may call a parent conference for each student when the student has accumulated then (10) absences due to illness.  After the 10th absence, a Chronic Illness form must be on file, and a medical note for each subsequent absence due to illness will be required to mark the absence as being excused.  Failure to provide a medical note will result in the absence being unexcused.   (SRVUSD District Board Policy and Administrative Regulations BP 5113.1, *AR 5113.1)
 
UNCLEARED ABSENCES & ERRORS
  • All absences not cleared (reported by parent/guardian) within two (2) school days are considered illegal absences (cuts) and subject to disciplinary action. See Truancy & SART/SARB section.
  • Students who believe they were marked absent in error must complete the Teacher Absent Clear form within 2 (two) school days**. This is a student-initiated form.
  • Students attempting to clear their own absences will be subject to disciplinary action.