VISTA ATTENDANCE POLICY
Written or telephone verifications of excused absence(s) must be received within three (3) days or the absence will be changed to a CUT.School attendance is mandatory by state law for all youth under the age of 18 who have not graduated from high school, except as otherwise provided by the law. There are required minutes for distance learning, and these are calcuated through synchronous and asynchronous minutes.
Students and parents/guardians accept responsibility for regular attendance. It is expected that a parent will notify the attendance office each day that the student is absent. Falsification or forgery of a note or phone call is grounds for suspension.ATTENDANCE LINE: (916) 294-2410
The following are legally excused absences as defined by the California Education Code:
- Medical or dental appointments
- Immunization needs
- Jury duty or court appearance
Justifiable Personal Reasons: The California Education Code defines justifiable personal reasons as funeral attendance, court appearance, religious holiday or ceremony observance, religious retreats, some pre-approved work-related conferences, service on an elections precinct board, and/or participation in religious instruction of no more than one hour per week. Parents must submit a written request and receive the approval of the principal 48 hours in advance.
If a student has ten or more absences for illness, the parent/guardian must provide a note from a licensed medical practitioner validating the student's illness or medical condition. If a note is not provided, student’s absences will not be cleared.
Independent Study should be requested by a parent or guardian when a student will be absent for a period not less than FIVE school days and not more than FIFTEEN. When possible, requests for Independent Study should be made at least five days prior to the first day of the absence from school, unless absences are a result of an unexpected illness or injury. The student must turn completed work in on the day he/she returns as this is NOT late or make-up work.
Absence Make-up Policy
No student will have his/her grade reduced or lose academic credit for any missed assignments or tests occuring during an excused absence. Students with excused absences will be given adequate time to complete work. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the teacher to secure missed work and revised due date(s).