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Principal Dan Park
1717 Sylvan Avenue
Modesto, CA 95355
Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Truancy/Unexcused Absences

  • Students who are absent for personal reasons and who did NOT receive prior approval from the school administrator may be assigned to Saturday School to make up class work missed because of the unexcused absence. Absences will be considered unexcused and may affect extra-curricular eligibility if not cleared within seven (7) school days after the student returns from the absence.  A phone dialer will call home the afternoon of the absence and 2 other attempts will be made to contact a parent to excuse the absence. 
  • Absences which cannot be verified will be considered truant/unexcused.  Students shall NOT be allowed to make up assignments or tests which were assigned during the truancy/unexcused absence.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide explanation of a student’s absence either by telephone the day of the absence or by note upon the student’s return to school.
  • Students who leave the campus or the classroom without proper school authorization will be considered truant.
  • If the student has an absence verified at the attendance office at a later time, he/she is NOT allowed make-up privileges unless he/she presents the teacher a verified re-admit slip within ONE (1) day after the student returns to school.
  • Written notification will be sent to the parents of a student who is absent from school for a total of three (3) days, 10 days, and 15 days without valid excuse. These notifications will be mailed for absences that are either unexcused or unverified.