Attendance Guide

Why Attendance is Important

  • Knowing your child is safe at school.
  • Attending school every day allows a deeper understanding of classroom content and materials.
  • Attending school every day creates a healthier local community.
  • Students will be prepared for college, trade schools, and/or working for a local business after graduating.
  • Research shows there is a significant positive relationship between student attendance and student achievement.
  • SRCHS & our District Office is paid by the state for the daily attendance of your student.

If Your Child is Absent

  • Please call the office the day of the absence at (707) 825-2428.
  • Send a written note from parent/guardian with the student upon return.
Early Pick Up
If you need to pick up your student for any reason, please call the office to get an off campus. Leaving without an off campus will result in a CUT and disciplinary action will be taken.


This is a convenient way to track student attendance as well as academic progress. It can be found by clicking this link or at the front of our website. Questions regarding attendance can be directed to (707) 825-2428.


Short Term Independent Study

If you know in advance that you will be absent for a significant period of time, please contact the office to get approval and discuss the option of Short Term Independent Study. This is eligible for students who will be gone more than 3 days and up to 3 weeks.


Types of Absences 

**Please note that the State of California determines if a reason is deemed "excused" or "unexcused."


Excused Absences (EA)

      • Illness/Sick- a doctor’s note is required for excess of three days
      • Quarantine
      • Medical Appointment with verification from the doctor or office
      • Funeral
      • Jury duty/Court appearance
      • Observance of religious holiday
      • Religious retreat (limit 4 hours per semester)

Unexcused Absences (UA)

These are absences which parents have approved but do not meet the state criteria for an excused absence. Teachers are not required to provide missed work/assignments to students with an unexcused absence. Students with 20 unexcused absences per semester may be given a failing grade and may not receive credit for the class.


Uncleared Absences (UC)

When the parent/guardian has yet to clear (phone call/note) the student’s absence. Teachers are not required to provide missed work/assignments for uncleared absences. If an absence is not cleared within 3 days, a UC turns into a Cut (CT).


Cuts (CT)

A cut is an absence from class for more than 10 minutes without a valid excuse. When a student does not attend their scheduled class or leaves campus without prior permission will receive a cut for every period missed and disciplinary action will be taken.


Off Campus Pass

For the safety of your student, no student is permitted to leave campus without first receiving an off-campus permit from the office. Students who fail to receive an Off Campus Pass prior to leaving campus will receive a cut and disciplinary action to follow.


Tardy Slip

Students are to come to the office for a tardy slip if they are late to any of their classes.