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MILLIKAN ATTENDANCE POLICY & PROCEDURES

ATTENDANCE POLICY & PROCEDURES

 

 

Our goal is to provide Millikan High School students with a sound academic foundation that will prepare them for success in their post-secondary years.  Regular and punctual attendance is essential for this to occur.  Students are expected to have good attendance and to be to class on time unless they have a valid excuse. Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s attendance on Parentvue.

 

  • Clearing absences – In order to clear an absence, students must be in proper uniform and have their student ID visible. Students are to take their notes to the attendance office.  Notes are due within FIVE DAYS.

 

To expedite the process and ensure accurate recordkeeping, please include the following information on all notes:

  1. Date
  2. Student’s full name
  3. Student’s ID number
  4. Reason for absence
  5. Date(s) of absence and specific period(s) missed
  6. Parent / Guardian’s name (printed and signature)
  7. Parent contact number

 

  • Excused absences (Per EC 48205):
  • Illness (doctor verification required after three consecutive days)
  • Medical or dental appointment (doctor verification required)
  • Funeral service for immediate family member (limit one day within state of California, three days out of state)

 

  • Unexcused absences including but not limited to:
  • Transportation
  • Out of town
  • Vacation
  • Family emergency
  • Illness/doctor appointment other than student’s
  • Babysitting
  • DMV

 

**Teachers are not required to accept make-up work for unexcused absences.

  • Early-outs – Students who need to leave campus unescorted during the school day are required to obtain an early-out permit slip. In order to receive an early-out slip, students must bring a signed note from a parent before school.  Parent will be called by school staff to verify the signature.  To ensure our students’ safety, we do not accept phone calls in lieu of notes. 

 

Early-out notes must include the following:

  1. Date
  2. Student’s full name
  3. Student ID number
  4. Reason for leaving
  5. Leave time
  6. Parent / guardian’s name (printed and signed)
  7. Parent contact number

 

The school nurse issues early-out permits for illnesses.  If a student is not feeling well, they must go to the nurse before calling a parent, otherwise early-out is unexcused.

 

Parents signing out their student in person should allow plenty of time as it may take up to 20 minutes to locate your student.

 

  • Tardies – Students who are tardy during periods 1 or 2:

 

  1. Students who arrive before 8:10 a.m. without a parent note will be given a pass to class and be assigned an after-school detention from administration. (Parent phone calls in lieu of notes are not accepted.)

OR

  1. Students who arrive before 8:10 with a parent note will go directly to class. Students are allowed three tardies with a parent note per semester. After the third note, student will report directly to OCS (On Campus Supervision) and be assigned an after-school detention from administration.
  2.  
  3. Students who arrive after 8:10 will report directly to OCS and be assigned an after-school detention from administration UNLESS:

 

  1. Student brings an official doctor/dentist note to the attendance office for a pass.
    1. Student is accompanied to the attendance office by a parent to sign the late log.

 

Students who arrive late to school during periods 3-8 will go directly to class and be assigned after school detention UNLESS:

 

  1. Student brings an official doctor/dentist note to the attendance office for a pass.
  2.  
  3. Student is accompanied to the attendance office by a parent to sign the late log.

 

Students already on campus who are tardy to class must have a valid pass from a staff member, otherwise they will be marked tardy and assigned after school detention.

 

  • Steps for Clearing Questionable Absences

 

  1. Go to ParentVue to find dates/periods of absences
  2. Discuss any questionable absences with your student
  3. Have your student speak with their teacher about any questionable absences
  • If the teacher agrees that there was an error, the teacher will submit a correction form to the attendance office. This will allow the attendance clerks to remove the error.
  • If the teacher does not agree, the absence will remain.
  1. After completing steps 1-3, if there are still discrepancies, contact the attendance office.  Sue McNeely is the attendance clerk for students whose last names begin with A-L. Ms. McNeely may be reached at (562) 425-7441, ext. 4545. Laurel Elliott is the attendance clerk for students whose last names begin with M-Z. Ms. Elliott may be reached at (562) 425-7441, ext. 4112.

 

  • Truancy Letters – Long Beach Unified School District sends home monthly truancy letters to parents of students at every school in the district to inform them when their students have been absent, late or have left early from school without a valid excuse on three occasions of 30 minutes or more in a school day.  If you receive a letter, please review it with your student. After reviewing the letter, if you believe it may be a school error, please follow the STEPS FOR CLEARING QUESTIONABLE ABSENCES.  Please do not become alarmed unless your student has an excessive amount of absences. The main purpose of this letter is to keep you informed and make sure that your student is taking advantage of every day of education being offered.

 

  • School Messenger – School Messenger is an automated system that calls parents when a student has been marked absent.  If you receive a call that your student was absent from school and you know they were present you should follow the above steps for disputed absences.  However, if you are aware of your student’s absence, simply send a note with the student upon their return.  There is no need to call the office.

 

  • School Activities, Sport Events & Field Trips – When a student misses class for a school-related function their classroom teacher is required to mark them absent and a School Messenger call will go out that evening.  Once the sponsoring teacher/coach submits a list of students to the attendance office, absences will be cleared within one week.

 

For more information, please visit the Millikan HS homepage (www.lbmillikan.schoolloop.com) to find the Long Beach Unified School District Attendance Notification.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   Revised May 2017

Attendance Clerks

Elliott, Laurel
Staff
McNeely, Susan
Staff