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Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy


We expect all students to be in classes every day because we value each minute of instructional time. Students are expected to be on time (7:50 a.m.) and to have all materials they will need for the day. As attendance and grades are very closely related, it is important to maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality.

Some assignments can be made up at home, but class discussions, teacher demonstrations and explanations cannot. Be proud of a good attendance record for it is one of your best “yardsticks” in placing value on your work.


On the day you are absent; please have your parent/guardian contact the Attendance Office at (310) 225-4215 or (310) 225-4245. In addition, please bring a note to the Attendance Office upon return.

Upon returning to school following any absence, you must bring a note from your parent/guardian stating the reason for your absence and the date(s). If the reason is illness, the note should state the nature of the illness.


Parent/guardian must come into the attendance office with ID to sign a student out. We highly recommend scheduling appointments for after school. During lunch students may not be available for release. Allow an additional 20 minutes for students in PE classes.


Students should be in their seats when the tardy bell rings. Plan your arrival to the classroom so that you can sharpen your pencil, socialize, and be in your seats ready to learn before the bell rings. Students are allowed six minutes for each passing period. Tardy sweeps will be scheduled on a regular basis. Excessive tardiness may result in disciplinary actions.

LAUSD's Non-Discrimination Commitment

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying.
The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions) sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to student harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint contact:

Educational Equity Compliance Office

Julie Hall-Panameño
LAUSD Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator
(213) 241-7682


For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, or work/employment related discrimination or harassment, contact:

Equal Employment Opportunity Section
(213) 241-7685


Both offices are located at:

Los Angeles Unified School District
333 South Beaudry Avenue - 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017