Leaving School/Campus

  • Appointments During School

    Students are to leave the note in their House Office prior to the beginning of the school day. The note will be verified and the pass will be ready at the time of the student's departure. If the House Office is unable to verify the note, the student will not be released. If you know you cannot be reached, call the school and speak to the Administrative Assistant for your student’s House. The “Houses” tab on the home page of the school website will direct you to the proper person. Students who leave for a medical appointment must return with verification from the doctor or medical professional within 72 hours/ 3 days or the absence will be considered unexcused.

    Notes:

    • No ninth grader will be allowed to leave campus at lunch.
    • Students who return from lunch late will be issued a detention and have their off-campus lunch pass revoked for two weeks. If the tardies become a chronic problem, the student will lose their off-campus privileges for the year.
    • If a student has the period immediately following lunch off, they may not leave campus unless they have a lunch pass.
    • Students who leave campus at lunch and who will be absent for the period(s) immediately following lunch without picking up their “Readmit Slip” will have the absence be considered truant/ unexcused as they did not follow procedure.

    Attendance can be reported by email:
    AttendanceSHouse@smmusd.org
    AttendanceMHouse@smmusd.org
    AttendanceOHouse@smmusd.org
    AttendanceHHouse@smmusd.org
    AttendanceIHouse@smmusd.org

    Off-Campus Lunch Permission Form

    Off-campus lunch parent permission forms are accepted by appointment only.  Both student and parent/legal guardian must sign the Off-Campus Lunch Parent Permission Form in the presence of a Samohi designee.  By signing the parent permission form, you hereby give your student permission to leave the campus of Santa Monica High School during the lunch period. The lunch pass is only for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.  Use this link for an appointment:  https://forms.gle/g7VaCUNuw1JYCoeUA

    Policy for Leaving Campus

    Students are required to remain on campus, with the exceptions listed below.

    • All students should remain in class unless released by proper school procedure.
    • Students are required to remain on campus except for lunch and only if they have parent permission to leave. No ninth graders may leave campus at lunch.
    • Students must remain on campus during passing periods. Automobiles are not to be used as lockers.


    Students who can leave campus during the school day:

    • During the lunch period, only students in Grades 10-12 whose parents/guardians gave permission for off-campus privileges and have the off-campus icon embedded to the Student ID card and have no more than 18 unrestored periods of absence.
    • Students must show their own school ID cards with proper icons/stickers to leave campus. No card--no exit.
    • If students have a minimum schedule and have the appropriate sticker(s) on their own school ID cards, they may leave campus.
    • Students on a field trip accompanied by their teacher/coach.


    Notes:

    • No ninth grader will be allowed to leave campus at lunch.
    • Students who return from lunch late will be issued a detention and have their off-campus lunch pass revoked for two weeks. If the tardies become a chronic problem, the student will lose their off-campus privileges for the year.
    • If a student has the period immediately following lunch off, they may not leave campus unless they have a lunch pass.


    Teachers who take students off campus during school as part of a class assignment must first request permission and obtain site administrative approval to take the students on a field trip. Each student attending the trip must complete the permission form signed by his/her parent/guardian. The teacher(s) will collect the forms and bring them to the attendance office where they will be placed on file.