Attendance

 

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Good attendance is essential for your child's success in school.  Parents can help promote good attendance by eliminating absences due to home activities, trips and family vacations which should be scheduled to coincide with non-school days.

State law requires that students be in school unless they are ill.  (Please, do not send your child to school with a fever. Students should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.)   The State of California uses “positive attendance” which means that any absence other than illness or bereavement is unexcused.  

Average Daily Attendance (ADA) is counted only for students who are actually in attendance.  There are no longer any valid excused absences for school funding purposes. 

However, for the purpose of mandatory attendance laws, student illness, unavoidable medical appointments and family funerals are still counted as "Excused" absences.  Being at school everyday is the best way to maximize your child's learning experience. 

If an unavoidable absence of FIVE DAYS OR MORE will occur, please let your child's teacher 
know, in advance, so he/she can arrange for an Independent Study contract.

Roynon students will:

  • Arrive at school by 8:10 a.m.

  • Be considered tardy after 8:15 a.m.

TARDIES

Your child is tardy if he/she arrives at school after 8:15 AM.  Repeated tardiness will be referred to the principal/assistant principal for consultation with the student and parent. 

If a student arrives to school after 8:20 a.m.:

  • Students may not report directly to class.  They must sign in at the office with a parent or guardian.  

  • If the student is in grades K - 2, the parent must escort the child directly to the classroom after receiving a blue tardy slip from the office.

  • If the student is in grades 3 - 5, the student is to walk directly to class after receiving a blue tardy slip from the office.

Tardiness is disruptive to the educational process of each classroom.  Your child misses out on some of the most important information that could set the pace for the entire day.  Please assist and encourage your child to be punctual to school and to attend each day.  

ABSENCES

If it is necessary for your child to be absent from school, we ask that a parent/guardian please do the following:

1. Call our school office (971-8207 ext. 4712) or email Deanna Mollard: attendance clerk, between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM to report the absence.  Preferably, call by 9:00 AM.

2.  If f an email is sent, please include the student’s full name, date of absence, reason for absence, and name of parent/guardian sending the email 
 
3.  Although we prefer a phone call or email on the day of the absence, parent/guardian may send a written note to the office the day of return with the student’s full name, reason for absence, and parent/guardian signature. 

3.  If your child is absent due to a doctor's appointment, please provide a note from the doctor and your child will receive an excused absence.  

Absences not cleared within 3 days will be marked as unexcused.

Excessive absences or tardies, regardless if they are excused or unexcused, may result in a referral to the principal/assistant principal, the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) or the Los Angeles County Office of the District Attorney.  The Office of the District Attorney has determined that missing 18 school days in a school year is considered excessive. 


Students returning to school after an injury, accident, hospitalization, or serious illness must have a medical release. This release should include any limitations and list assistance devices, i.e., crutches, sling, wheelchair, etc., and an expected date they may resume normal activities.

Absence Emailmollard@bonita.k12.ca.us  Absence Phone Number: (909) 971-8207 x4712




Leaving and Returning During School Hours

For your child's protection, the following procedures are mandatory:

1.      Parents, who need to take their child out of school for appointments, must physically sign them out in the school office.

2.      A student will be released only to the parent, relative, or friend, whose name appears on the child's emergency card.

3.      If a child is returning to school from an outside appointment, he/she must first check in at the office before going to the classroom.

Your support in scheduling non-urgent appointments for after school will lead to better student success.

Please feel free to contact our Assistant Principal, Leslie Sandoval at lsandoval@bonita.k12.ca.us if you have any questions or need support in getting your child to school on time, every day.  We are here to help. 

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