Student Attendance Information
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 sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
- If your child does not want to go to school, find out why and work with your school and child to address concerns. Let our child know they must attend school.
- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up, including calling on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
- Try to schedule medical appointments before or after school hours.
- Plan family vacations during non-school days.
PARENTS: You are responsible for your child’s school attendance. You must let the school know if your child is out of school and give a legitimate reason for the absence. You must be sure your child attends school regularly and on time every day.
STUDENTS: If you miss school, you miss out on opportunities to learn how to become a good citizen, build lasting friendships and develop the skills and attitudes needed to become a valued employee.
Solana Beach School District is committed to ensuring that our students get to school daily and on time. Students who attend school today will succeed tomorrow!