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Attendance & Dismissal Information

Please do not plan on checking out your child after 2:00 p.m. M, T, TH, F and after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.


  • To request an excused absence and to turn in a doctor’s note, use the digital Absentee Form in the link above. You can do this from your phone and upload a picture or a scan of a doctor’s note.
  • Handwritten notes are no longer needed. Fill out the form and sign digitally.
  • The digital Absentee form must be filled out online within 2 days of returning to school for the absence to be excused. It may NOT be dropped off at the attendance office or emailed.
  • Filling out the Absentee form does not guarantee an excused absence.
  • Entries to the Absentee form will be pulled at 1pm each day. If information is entered after that timeframe, it may be an additional day before you see a change. Please allow 24-48 hours for change to occur in HAC.
  • You will be notified via School Messenger that your submission was either approved or denied.
  • Only a parent or a legal guardian may fill out the Absentee Form unless you are a student uploading a doctor’s note.
  • Any absence over 15 days requires official documentation to be excused. (Medical notes, statement from court, letters from universities, etc.)
  • Phone calls, handwritten notes or faxes from parents are not accepted.  *Starting the 24-25 School year.
  • Please note that students are only allotted one day off for observance of religious holidays. 
To learn more about what types of absences are excused, visit the SJCSD attendance website.

Dismissal Changes

Do you have a change in your child’s dismissal?  Please fill out the early dismissal form. 

All early dismissals need to be completed prior to 2:00 (1:00 on Wednesdays).

Starting the 24-25 school year, emails and notes will not be accepted for changes in transportation at dismissal.

Tardy Procedures

When arriving tardy to school, students will need to go to the office with a doctor’s note, parent note, or Tardy form. *We will continue to accept paper-based notes for tardies.

When presenting a doctor’s note or a parent note, please make sure the following is reflected on the note:

  • Full Student Name
  • Student ID #
  • Date tardy
  • Parent or Physician signature

*Note: If your student is tardy due to a medical appointment, a note from the physician is necessary for the tardy to be excused.

Examples of excused tardies:

  • Illness
  • Physician’s appointment
  • Court appearance
  • Religious obligation