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Attendance Basics

General Attendance Information


Attendance is taken electronically each class period.  When it is necessary for your child to arrive at school after the beginning of 1st period please be sure your child checks in at the attendance windows.  If your child goes directly to class their absence for any periods missed will not be verified and an automated absence call will be made at the end of the day.


If you receive an automated call that your child missed any period(s) during the day, please call the attendance line to report the reason.


If your child was at school and you receive an automated call; please ask your child to follow up with their teacher the next day. Their teacher can email the attendance office to clear the error. 


Whole day absences -If a student is going to be absent the entire day, please call the 24 hour All-Day Absence Line the same day as the absence, 949-388-5106. 


Arriving Late - Any student who arrives late to school must check in to the attendance office either with a parent or a written note from their parent to get a pass to enter class.  For medical appointments a note from the provider is also acceptable.


Leaving School Early - Students who are leaving school early can come to the office with a written note from their parent/guardian to obtain a Special Excuse Pass from the front office before school, during break or at lunch.  The special excuse pass allows your child to meet you in the office at a designated time to be formally signed out of school by a parent/guardian or emergency contact.

All students must be signed out in the office; students cannot leave campus alone.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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