If your child is absent, please call the office (not the teacher) at 310-456-6494 ext. 0 and tell the operator:
- Student Name
- Teacher Name
- Date of Absence
- Reason for Absence
- Parent Name
Reasons for absences must be provided within 3 days of the absence; calls or emails after that time will not be accepted, and the absence will be marked as Unexcused. Absences that are not explained by a call or email from a parent or guardian are considered Unexcused Absences. Absences of five or more days due to illness require a doctor’s note for re-admission.
Excused Absences are: Illness, medical/dental appointments with a note, religious holidays, and/or bereavement (1 day).
Unexcused Absences are: Unverified absences (no note turned in or no email to the office), vacations, personal days, and/or suspensions.
Students are expected to report to school on the first day of school. Per SMMUSD policy, spaces are not held for students. Please plan your vacations accordingly.