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Attendance Policies

To report a student’s absence from school, either call the Poinsettia attendance line at (805) 289-7971 x 1002, email, or speak with the office staff each day that your child is absent. Notifying just the classroom teacher will not clear an absence.

Please include the following information in your message:

1. Your child’s name.

2. Your name. Only parents and legal guardians may clear absences.

3. Your child’s teacher’s name.

4. The date of your child’s absence.

5. The reason for your child’s absence, for example:

A. Sick. Please give specifics such as runny nose, fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Note that students need to be fever free without the assistance of medication and free from vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.

B. Vacation.

C. Medical/Dental appointment.

D. Bereavement for a death in the immediate family. The district allows 1 day excused for local area, 3 days for out of town.