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Student Attendance

Please visit the BOUSD website for detailed information about excused and unexcused absences, as well at attendance/truancy protocols. 

Regular attendance is essential to school success. Students should attend school every day, except in the case of illness or emergency.


Students are expected to be on time and ready to enter their classroom at 7:55 a.m., with afternoon kindergarten at 10:20 a.m. All students arriving late are to report directly to the office to obtain a tardy slip for attendance to their classrooms. Students who are more than 30 minutes late to school are marked as a truant for their attendance records. No students will be permitted into classrooms without a tardy slip.


Please call the office before 8:30 a.m. to report an absence or leave a message on the after hour attendance hotline at (714) 528-7475 ext.900. A child who is absent from school must bring a note signed by the parent stating the date and reason for the absence when he/she returns to school.
Any requests for homework must be made by 10:00 a.m. and will be available for pickup between 2:10 and 4:00 p.m. in the office or can be sent home with a sibling. We do not send homework home with friends or other students, only with a sibling.

Principal's Recess

Each month, those students who have perfect attendance, including no tardies, get to celebrate with an extra fifteen minute recess on Flag Assembly days.

Independent Study Program

If your student must be out of school for five days or more, please contact your student's teacher and the school office as far in advance as possible. Independent study agreements are an educational support strategy that ensures your student will not miss important learning. Independent study also means our school won't lose educational funding. We appreciate your support!