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2018-19 Attendance Policy and 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 absencesIn 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 record keeping, 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:

  • Out of town
  • Family emergency
  • Illness/doctor appointment other than student’s

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

  • – 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, parents may email (preferred) (last names A-L) or (last names M-Z), or students may bring a signed note from a parent before school or during nutrition. The email address will need to match school records.  Parent will be called by school staff to verify the signature on hard copy notes.  To ensure our students’ safety, we do not accept phone calls in lieu of notes. Email or hard copy notes must be received before the end of nutrition on the day of the early out. Students may not request early outs during class time.

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 - only for hard copies)
  7. Parent contact number (must match school records)

The school nurse issues early-out permits for illnesses.  If a student is not feeling well, they may go to the nurse.

Parents signing out their student in person should allow plenty of time as it may take up to 20 minutes to locate your student. Parents will not be allowed to request an early out after 2:20pm.

Tardies–Periods 1/2 or 3/4: 

Students who arrive late to school during the first 20 minutes (period 1/2 before 8:10 a.m. or period 3/4 before 9:53) without a parent note will be marked tardy by the front gate, given a pass to class and given a consequence. Parent phone calls in lieu of notes are not accepted.


Students who arrive late to school during the first 20 minutes with a parent note will be marked tardy and given a pass by the front gate. Students are allowed three tardies with a parent note per quarter.

Students who arrive to school more than 20 minutes late (period 1/2 after 8:10 a.m.or 3/4 after 9:53) will report directly to OCS to serve detention for the remainder of the period UNLESS:

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

Tardies – Periods 5 through 8:

Students found outside of class during the first 20 minutes of the period will be taken to OCS where a tardy will be recorded and the student will be given a pass. Student has five minutes to arrive in class.

Students found outside of class after the first 20 minutes will go directly to OCS to serve detention for the remainder of the period.

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.

4. After completing steps 1-3, if there are still discrepancies, contact the attendance office.

  • Truancy Letters – Long Beach Unified School District sends 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 abscences 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 and tardy.  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.                                                                                                                        

Attendance Clerks

Linda Johnson ex: 4545 Attendance Clerk
Elisabet Villarruel-Cortez ex: 4112 Attendance Clerk