Reporting Daily Absences

    Every day teachers will take Distance Learning attendance. If your student does not log in to their Microsoft Teams or Zoom morning meeting and does not submit synchronous or asynchronous assignments through SeeSaw or Google Classroom they will be marked as absent (DLA – Distance Learning Absent) for the day.

    Please contact the Gold Ridge office each and every day your student is absent from school (unable to participate in Distance Learning activities) so that attendance can be accurately recorded in PowerSchool. To report an absence, call 916-294-9140 and press 1 for the attendance line. When leaving your message, please state:

    • student's first and last name
    • teacher's name
    • date of absence
    • reason for absence (technical issues, illness, doctor/dentist appointment, out of town, etc.)
    • your name and relationship to the student

    Each student is allowed 10 days of parent verified absence due to medical reasons (IPV; Ill-Parent Verified). Once a student reaches 10 days of IPV absences, you will be required to provide a doctor's note to clear all medically related absences thereafter. For medical appointments, illness, or surgery, please request a note from your doctor listing the exact date(s) of the medically related absence(s). Medical verification notes can be submitted to the office in person or emailed to the school clerk, Kris Easter, at keaster@fcusd.org.

    Vacations are not excused absences. Absences due to reasons other than illness, medical appointment, religious holiday, funeral, or family emergency are considered unexcused and will generate truancy letters.


    Independent Study Agreements

    If your student will absolutely be unable to (1) log in daily to their morning Microsoft Teams or Zoom meeting and (2) submit completed assignments daily through SeeSaw or Google Classroom for a period of 5-20 consecutive school days due to travel or another reason, please contact the Gold Ridge office at least 10 school days prior to the leave of absence to request an Independent Study Agreement.

    An Independent Study Agreement longer than 20 consecutive school days must be approved by the district’s Director of Behavior Intervention & Student Services. If approved, the completed work will need to be sent to Gold Ridge by fax or email every two weeks. Failure to submit assignments on time may result in students being dropped from class rosters.

    Remember, you must contact the school office to request an Independent Study Agreement at least 10 school days prior to your student's leave of absence.