Student Attendance Information
The Solana Beach School District recognizes that regular school attendance plays a key role in academic and social success for students. School attendance is required by law (CA Ed Code 48200). Parents/guardians of children between the ages of six and eighteen years-of-age are responsible for sending their children to school every day and on time. When students attend class regularly, opportunities for successful learning increase; consequently, the importance of regular on-time attendance cannot be overemphasized. You can help your children build this habit so that they learn right away that going to school on time, every day, is important by implementing the following routines at home:
- Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
- Plan ahead the night before: such as identifying and pre-prepping breakfast, have your child choose their clothes and shoes the night before, and pack their backpacks with completed homework and snacks/water.
- Don't let your child stay home unless they are truly exhibiting symptoms of illness.
- If your child does not want to go to school, work to determine why and work with your school and child to address concerns.
- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up, including calling on a family member, a neighbor, or another trusted adult.
- Try to schedule medical appointments before or after school hours.
- Plan family trips and vacations during school breaks and holidays, not during instructional school days.
Parents/Guardians are responsible for your student’s school attendance. Please notify the school's absence line if your student will be absent from school.