California school law requires that a student attend school regularly and punctually. The only legal absences by the State of California are (a) illness; (b) quarantine; (c) doctor or dental appointment; (d) funeral in the immediate family (parents, siblings, and grandparents). Days allowed for missing school: (1); out of area (3); out of state (5); (e) juvenile court appointments. Students will be assigned Saturday School for having uncleared absences.
The procedure for reporting or verifying a student’s absence is as follows:
1. Parents call the office within 3 school days.
2. Student brings an absence note from the parent to the office upon return or a parent email to: Lancaster- firstname.lastname@example.org
If a student is injured or becomes ill at school, every effort will be made to notify the parents. If the parents cannot be reached, then the “designated-to-be-called” person(s) will be notified in the case of an emergency. Parents and students are asked to inform the school of any changes regarding telephone numbers, places of work, or emergency contacts.
The office must also receive a written statement from the physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedules by which any medication is to be taken, and a written statement from the parent/guardian indicating that they desire the school district to assist their student in the matter set forth by the physician. Student must check all prescription medication into the office. Students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind while on campus (Education Code: 49423). If your student has a chronic or acute health condition which may affect them at school, please contact the District Nurse 661-726-7649 ext. 731 or email email@example.com.