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Reporting Student Absence


All absences must be cleared within 48hours.  When excusing an absence, please be sure to include the student's name, date of absence, and reason for absence to avoid any delay in excusing the absence.

You can click here to see the California Education Code list of acceptable reasons to excuse an absence. 


Pre-Approval Excusal for non-excusable reasons

If your student is going to be absent and it does not fall under one of the excusable reasons, you may complete this form prior to the absence and turn it into the attendance office.  


If you would like to leave a message for the attendance office for any other reason, please call and leave a voice message on our Attendance Line:  209.836.7461

Short-term Independent Study
Short term independent study may be available to students who plan to be absent due to a trip or non-medical reason for a period of at least five (5) school days and no more than ten (10) school days.  Requests must be submitted AT LEAST ten (10) school days prior to the absence.  For more information about Short-term independent study, more information is available in our Student Handbook.  For more information about short term independent  study click HERE

Excessive Excused Absences
Per LUSD Administrative Regulation (AR) 5113(c), after a student has had 3 consecutive and/or 5 total absences verified by a parent for illness, any further absences must be verified by a physician.


To access the attendance section of the Student Handbook, please click here.