Absence Reporting

Absences/Illnesses
If your child is absent, please call the office at (408) 287-6303 on the first day of the absence. If you are unable to call, a written note is required when your child returns to school. In our efforts to ensure the safety of your child, and we haven’t yet heard from you regarding an absence, a telephone call will be made by our office staff.

Although regular and punctual attendance at school is very important, children with fevers, sore throats, flu, or symptoms of any other communicable diseases should be kept at home. If you are in doubt, send your child to school.  We will contact you if we discover that your child is too ill to remain in school.

The principal/principal’s designee may require a note from the physician if your child is absent more than 3 consecutive days. If a child is absent 10% of the school days, a doctors note may also be required for every absence. Please Read the SJUSD Handbook for more information.