TO REPORT AN ABSENCE, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 650-494-8170
Jennifer Schindler, Attendance Secretary
Absences / General Absences / Personal Business / Early Dismissal / Tardies / Leaving Campus / Forgotten Items
Students have the responsibility to be in school and in class on time and to attend all classes and assigned activities. Students are to be accounted for at all times during the school day. More specifically students may not:
California State Law requires that students must attend school. All students are expected to be in school every day from 8:05am - 3:05pm (Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday); 8:05am - 1:40pm (Wednesday); and 8:05am - 2:55pm (Friday). After returning from an absence, students are expected to go to TEAM to check in about missed work. The following causes of absence will NOT be considered excusable:
When a student is out ill, the parent needs to call the Attendance Office at 494-8170 to report an absence. To be considered an excused absence, a note must be brought to the Attendance Office upon the student’s return to school. This note should be in the parent’s handwriting, signed by the parent, and state the dates and reason for the absence.
Parents must send a note to the attendance office BEFORE the absence stating the days the student will be gone and the reason for the absence. Make-up work must be arranged by the student with his/her teachers before leaving on personal business.
Routine dental and medical appointments should be scheduled after school hours. For emergency appointments, please adhere to the following procedure. Dismissals from school for important reasons should be requested in writing, in advance. If a student is to be dismissed during the school day, a written request, including phone number for verification from the parent or guardian, needs to be brought by the student to the Attendance Office on the morning of the day of the appointment. Students who are dismissed and return to school the same day must report to the Attendance Office in order to be readmitted to class. To be in compliance with the Ed. Code provisions students must present verification of the health visit upon re-admission to school. Most local health care providers have preprinted forms for this purpose.
Because of our concern for student safety, telephone requests for dismissal will not be honored. In addition, students may not be released to any individual(s) other than those listed on the student's emergency card unless written permission is given.
If a student leaves school grounds without authorization before the end of the school day, he/she will be considered truant and will not be allowed to return until a parent conference is set up with school officials. Parents and the juvenile police officer will be notified immediately of the incident. Disciplinary action will be taken, including make up of lost time after school. In case of illness, student dismissal must be approved by the health tech.
Jordan takes student tardies very seriously. Students who come to class late not only deprive themselves of important curriculum and information, but they also distract peers who are trying to focus/learn and the teacher who is trying to teach.
A student is considered “tardy” if he/she is not in the room or at the place designated by the teacher at the beginning of the period (e.g. at their desk). Students shall be marked tardy unless they arrive with written permission from the Attendance Office. If a student is absent for half of the day or more, s/he will NOT attend a sport practice, drama practice, sport or drama evening event, dance, or any other school activity on that day or evening.
Parents will be updated in writing when their students are accumulating tardies. To encourage prompt attendance, the following consequences will be enforced for students who are often tardy. Tardy counts reset to zero each semester.
Jordan is a “closed campus”, and students may not leave during the school day without permission from the Attendance Office. When planning to leave for an appointment, students should bring a note from a parent to the Attendance Office before school starts. The student will receive a permit to leave campus at the specified time that can be shown to the teacher. Students who leave the campus without prior permission will receive a “cut”. (This is an unexcused absence and will incur a consequence.)
Forgotten items can include, but are not limited to, lunches, PE clothes, homework and musical instruments. Forgotten items will NOT be delivered to classrooms. Parents are welcome to drop these items off in the "Forgotten Items" bin in the Attendance Office. Students may stop by the Attendance Office during brunch, lunch, or between classes to see if a forgotten item is in the "Forgotten Items" bin. No reminders will be sent to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to check for these items. If a parent thinks the student won't know the lunch has been delivered, a reminder will be sent to the student at the beginning of the period before lunch. Please deliver the lunch by 11:15 to accommodate this notice. Other items will be moved to the lost and found after three school days.