Reporting an Absence

To report your students absence, a parent or guardian should call the school at 510-793-0420, press 7. The schools office recorder will receive your information, so you do not need to wait until school hours to call in the absence. At the prompt, please provide the following information:

  • The Student's Name, Grade, Room Number and Teachers Name
  • The time and day of your call
  • Reason for absence
  • Your name and relationship to the student
  • If you are requesting homework for your student

If you have made a request for homework, your students teacher will leave it at the office front desk for you to pick-up at the end of the school day. If you do not call in the absence, our attendance clerk will call to verify the students absence and if it is excused.

Illness, doctors appointments and funerals qualify as excused absences. Any other reasons for not attending school are considered an unexcused absence, including vacations. If you plan to have your student out of school for an extended period of time, without illness, you must request an Independent Study Contract with the school. Please discuss your request with your students teacher. Students are required to complete a required amount of instructional time in order to advance to the next grade. Extensive unexcused absences can hinder your students progress.

Click here for more information on the Attendance Policy.