More Attendance Information

From the Attendance Clerk at Woodland Park Middle School:

We kindly ask that you keep your child home only when it’s absolutely necessary.

Bear in mind that every school-day missed puts your student more than two days behind his/her classmates. Consider, too, that California has changed the way its schools are funded; we receive funding only when students are present at school.

Attendance is important! Send your child to school—on time—every day!

ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL

Excused absences are those due to an illness, a medical appointment, a court appearance, a death in the family, or a religious holiday.

Each absence from school must be reported to the Attendance Office by a parent/guardian within 72 hours of occurrence, as required by state law. Notify us every day that your student is absent.

If we do not hear from a parent/guardian regarding your student’s absence, we will attempt to telephone you in the evening. Your student must bring a note to the Attendance Office before school on the day he/she returns only if you have not already contacted us about the absence.

 Please understand that all absences are considered unexcused—and will be marked as truancies after 24 hours—until we hear from a parent/guardian.

Repeated unexcused absences for all or part of the school day, including absences from school without knowledge or consent of parents and/or unexcused tardiness, constitutes truancy under the State Education Code, Students who have numerous unexcused absences, tardies, or truancies from school may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for official intervention.

LATE ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL

Should your student arrive late to school for any reason, he/she must check in at the Attendance Office before going to class. For safety reasons, it is important for school staff to be aware that your child is now on campus.

You may notify us in any one of the following ways:

*By phone call or voicemail message: 760.290.2463

*By email: luann.wicks@smusd.org 
*By parent or doctor note

LEAVING CAMPUS EARLY

Please arrive early if you need to pick up a student. Students will not be called out of the classroom until a parent or guardian is in the office. 

Parents are required to come to the Attendance Office to meet and sign out their student. Students may not meet parents in the parking lot or drop-off lane. Photo Identification is required when signing out a student. Your student will only be released to those persons listed on his/her emergency card.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER

If you should have a change in your address, phone number, or emergency phone numbers, please notify the office immediately. In the event your child becomes ill or is injured, authorized persons must be able to be contacted.

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**Attendance Office Phone: 760.290.2463 (direct line and 24-hour voicemail).