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WHS Attendance Procedures

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES

WHS Attendance Office – (310) 533-4299 x7800

 

1. ABSENCES: Absences must be cleared within 48 hours. Absences that are not cleared within 48 hours become TRUANT and result in a Saturday detention. Parents and students are highly encouraged to check Parent Connect regularly to review the attendance record. It is the STUDENT’S responsibility however, to make sure that all their absences have been cleared.

Absences may be cleared by parent/guardian in the following ways:

  • Phone the attendance office at 310-533-4299 x7800
  • Send a NOTE with the student upon their return.

All notes MUST contain the following information:

  • Student ID number
  • Student LEGAL name
  • Date(s) of Absence
  • Reason for Absence (i.e.: “illness, “personal”, doctor)
  • If submitting a note from a doctors office, a parent signature on the note is required

2. OFF-CAMPUS PASSES: Students who are leaving school during the school day MUST obtain an off-campus pass prior to leaving campus. Please have your student bring a written request for an off-campus to the Attendance Office by 8:00A.m. so that the note can be processed properly. Parents will be called to verify the note.

Parents can also call the attendance office first thing in the morning to request a pass. PLEASE NOTE: If you call in to request an off-campus pass, the attendance office will call you back on the number we have listed on Parent Connect. This is for the student’s safety and to ensure that it is the parent/guardian requesting the pass. Please make sure that Parent Connect is up to date with your correct phone numbers and that you are available to answer your phone when called.  We will not be able to issue a pass to your student without verification.

All notes MUST contain the following information:

  • Date
  • Dismissal Time
  • Student ID Number
  • Student LEGAL name
  • Parent contact number where parent may be reached
  • Reason for Leaving (i.e. “appointment” “personal”)

A written note is the preferred method for requesting an off-campus pass. If you must call,

PLEASE DO NOT CALL AT THE LAST MINUTE.  IT IS A CHALLENGE TO GET STUDENTS OUT OF CLASS ON SHORT NOTICE. 

Off Campus Pass during Finals

Off-campus passes are NOT encouraged during finals week.  Please schedule any appointments after school hours.  Should it become absolutely necessary for the student to leave campus, we ask that they exit campus with an off-campus pass during the break (10:00 – 10:25am) so that disruptions are kept to a minimum.  Pass requests should be made first thing in the morning.

3. ILLNESS AT SCHOOL:

If a student becomes ill during school, they are to obtain a note from their teacher and report to the Health Office. Parents will be contacted by the Health Office before a student may be released.

4. INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACTS:

If your student will be absent for 5 or more consecutive school days, it is important that they bring a note to the Attendance Office prior to leaving so that they can be issued an Independent Study Contract.

 

Thank you for your cooperation!

 

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West High School20401 Victor St.Torrance, CA  90503

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