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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 SJUSD 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.