Attendance Office


Thank you for taking the time to report or clear an absence. 

If your child will be absent from school for any reason, you can clear the absence in one of four ways. All absences will be verified.


Please call the 24-hour attendance number at (916) 395-5340  and leave the following information:

  • Student’s full legal name with the spelling of the student’s last name
  • Your name and relationship to student
  • Reason for absence
  • Date of absence
  • Parent contact number

MUST include:

  • Student’s full legal name
  • Date of absence (must be inside body of message)
  • Reason for absence
  • Guardian’s printed name and signature
  • Parent contact number

Visit the Fern Bacon Attendance Office; down the hall from the Main Office. 


Fill out our absence form online and a staff member will call to verify as necessary.

Early Dismissals


If your child needs to leave school early for any reason, you can have them dismissed in one of two ways. All early dismissals will be verified. Thank you.

1) By Written Note

 The note must include: 

  • Student’s full legal name
  • Date and time of early dismissal (must be inside body of message)
  • Reason for early dismissal
  • Full legal name of person picking up student, if not guardian.
  • Parent or guardian printed name and signature
  • Parent or guardian contact number

Parents, guardians, or a parent representative (who must be listed on the emergency card or listed in Infinite Campus) will be required to show a valid ID before taking a student off campus.

2)  In Person

Please visit the Attendance Office. 

What is an Unexcused Absence


Students will receive an unexcused absence when:

  • they do not participate in any part of the learning activities for the day (synchronous or asynchronous)
  • they have not checked in with the teacher, administrator or support staff
  • the student’s parent does not clear the absence to the school within 5 days of absence
  • the student’s parent/guardian informs the school of an absence for an unexcused reason (per SCUSD Board policy)
    • Excessive absences resulting in truancy and chronic absenteeism should be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) as required by Board policy.
    • Each school will monitor and document student contact, access to technology and potential barriers to distance learning for potential reengagement interventions.