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.