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Attendance Guide

If Your Student 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.
  • Your cooperation in clearing absences in a timely manner is appreciated.
  • 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.

Distance Learning Codes

  • DL: "Distance Learning, Participating" - Student was present in class.
  • DN: "Distance Not Participating" - Student was absent from class and their absence has not been cleared by a parent or guardian.
  • DE: "Distance Learning, Absence Excused" - Student was absent from class and a parent or guardian cleared the absence with an excusable reason (see below).
  • DU: "Distance Learning, Absence Unexcused" - Student was absent from class and a parent or guardian cleared the absence with an unexcused reason (see below).
Please note that the State of California determines if a reason is deemed "excused" or "unexcused."

In Person Learning


Synergy ParentVUE System

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


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/District Office is paid by the state for the daily attendance of your student.

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.


Types/Examples of Absences

Excused Absences (EA) or Distance Excused (DE)

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


Unexcused Absences (UA) or Distance Unexcused (DU)

      • 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) or Distance Not Participating (DN)

      • When the parent/guardian fails to clear (phone call/note) the student’s absence. Teachers are not required to provide missed work/assignments for uncleared absences.


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 Permit/Pass

For the safety of your student, no student is permitted to leave campus without first receiving an off-campus permit from the office. This also includes the lunch period if the student does not return for 5th period. Students who fail to receive an Off Campus Permit/Pass prior to leaving campus will receive a cut and disciplinary action to follow.