Both the California Administration Code and the Education Code state that every student must attend school regularly. When a child is excessively absent, a parent-teacher-student conference will be held. If the problem continues, a parent-administrator-student conference will be scheduled. Excessive absences may result in referral to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).
Your child should attend school consistently and should be absent only for illness or emergencies. Please do not schedule extended family vacations during school time. For an entertaining explanation, click here.
Click the following link to submit the Absence Notification Form. Please do continue to read the below School Attendance Policy information! This is the easiest and most efficient way to report your child's absence. This information is needed for our attendance reports and state funding. The State auditors are very thorough in checking these records.
Let us know if your child has a contagious disease, confirmed by your child's physician, such as chicken pox, measles, mumps, or strep throat. We will watch for symptoms in other students and notify their parents when appropriate.
Please notify the school of any anticipated absence due to out-of-town trips, family emergencies or medical or dental appointments.
*To submit the Absence Notification Form click here: Pennekamp Absence Notification Form.