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Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes.  Prompt and regular attendance at school is essential for academic success.

 

Absence

When a student is absent from school, his parent/guardian (or another person designated by the parent on the student’s Emergency Contact) must notify the Attendance Office of this fact before 9:00am on each day of an absence. 

The 24-hour Attendance Office telephone number is 323-441-3112.  Due to the volume of student/parent traffic in the Attendance Office, please leave a message stating your son’s name, ID number, grade, call back number and the reason for his absence.  If a reply is necessary, you will be contacted as soon as possible.    

Upon your son’s return to school, he must bring an absence note stating why he was absent.  Please be sure to include his name, ID number, grade, parents name, contact number, the date(s) he was absent and the reason why he was absent.  If your son has a doctor’s/dentist’s note, or a legal note (DMV, court, etc.) please send documentation with your son. 

You may also email the Attendance Secretary, Ms. Rose Santos, at rsantos@chsla.org.  For your convenience, we also have an online absence note submission form.  Click on the Absence Note link to the right of this page. 

If your son returns to school without the parent/guardian reporting his absence and an absence note, he will not be allowed to return to his classes until both requirements have been met.  Students returning from an absence should report to the Attendance Office before 7:55am. 

 

Tardy

Students are expected to be in their seats when the bell rings.  Similarly, students are to be on time for all scheduled school events.  Students who are chronically late to school/classes are fined $5 after 5 tardy’s and are subject to a detention. 

If your son is tardy to school after 8:10am, he must report to the Attendance Office.  If your son is tardy to school after 8:30am, he must report to the Attendance Office and the parent/guardian must call in his tardiness to 323-441-3112.  Due to the volume of student/parent traffic in the Attendance Office, please leave a message stating your son’s name, ID number, grade, call back number and the reason for his tardiness.  If a reply is necessary, you will be contacted as soon as possible.

 

Excessive Absences and Tardies

The school reserves the right to deny credit for any class in which a student has a combined sum of ten (10) absences or more for a class per semester. 

 

Attendance Requirements for Athletic and Co-curricular Activities Participation

In order to be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletic practices/contests or co-curricular on school days, a student must attend a minimum of two-thirds of the school day in class or participating in school-sponsored activities.  Two-thirds is measured in relation to the number of instructional minutes in a school day and does not include time given for break and lunch. 

 

College/University Visits

Any student planning to visit colleges/universities must bring an official letter from the school stating they attended a campus visit/tour to their school.  The parent must call the Attendance Office to report this as well. 

 

Early Dismissal for Doctor, Dentist, Funeral, Court Appointments, or Personal Reasons

If a parent requests an early dismissal from school, the parents must call the Attendance Office to report this AND come in to sign out their son in the Attendance Office.  Proper documentation from the doctor/dentist/court appointment must be presented once the student returns to school.  Parents requesting for their son to be dismissed early via public transportation must get verbal approval from Mr. Godoy, Dean of Students/Attendance.

 

If parent’s have a question/concern regarding any attendance matter, please contact Mr. Godoy, Dean of Students/Attendance. He may be reached at 323-441-3113 or at mgodoy@chsla.org.