School attendance is compulsory in California. Children are excused from attending school only for illness, medical or dental appointments, a court appearance (for the child), or death of an immediate family member. Teachers and staff at Cielo Vista Charter School believe strongly that regular school attendance is required for academic success.
All absences should be reported by a telephone call to the school the same day as the absence. If you do not call the school, a written excuse is required when the student returns to school. Excuses such as missing the bus, visiting with friends, or personal reasons are unexcused by the State and are considered instances of truancy. A doctor’s note may be requested by the school of absences of four (4) or more days.
The excuse note should give:
- Date of absence
- Date that the note was written
- Reason for the absence
- Name of the child(ren)
- Parent signature
School begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Arrivals after the bell has rung are considered tardy. All tardy students must check-in at the office and bring the tardy slip to his/her teacher. Tardies count against perfect attendance.
Excessive tardies can result in parental referral to the Child Welfare and Attendance Office for failure in getting their child(ren) to school on time. Parents will receive a letter referring them to the School Attendance and Review Board (SARB).
Students should NOT arrive earlier than 7:30 a.m.
There is no supervision before 7:30 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m.
IllnessSick children should not be sent to school. Keep emergency numbers up-to-date so that you can be reached in case of illness at school
It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to call the CVC office at 760-416-8250 and clear absences. We monitor attendance very closely and regularly!
If a student is going to be out two or more days, you MUST tell the school and teacher and fill out Independent Study papers before the absence occurs with 4 days/96 hours advance notice. All forms must be accurate and signed by all required parties prior to the absence. Class work must be turned in promptly upon return to school in order for the student to receive credit. Independent Study requires two forms that must be picked-up in the Cielo Vista Charter School office. One is on yellow paper and another is in triplicate.