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Attendance Policy

Our goal is to reach or exceed 95% overall school attendance and tardies

School attendance is mandated by regulations of the State of California and the Governing Board of the Redlands Unified School District (BP).

Victoria has the responsibility to enforce all attendance policies, which assure regular attendance and punctuality. In order for an absence to be cleared, a parent/guardian must send a note or call the office within 72 hours to inform the school of the student’s absence. A doctor’s note or school site verification
may be required. According to the California Compulsory

Attendance Law, an absence is excusable for the following reasons only:

  1. Illness
  2. Quarantine directed by a county or city health officer
  3. Having medical, dental, or vision services rendered
  4. Attending funeral services of a member of the pupil’s immediate family
  5. Student attendance in court

When a student accumulates absences, whether excused or unexcused, under the district attendance procedure, the following interventions may occur:

  1. Three (3), six (6), or nine (9) unexcused absences
    1. Parent/Guardian receives written communication from the school.
  2. Ten (10) or more absences -
    1. Parent/guardian receives additional written communication from the school. Other options may include but are not limited to:
    • A scheduled conference with the School Attendance Review Team (SART).
    • Referral to the district’s School Attendance Review Board (SARB).
    • Attend an Intervention Support Team (IST) meeting
    • Revoke of intra/inter district transfer.

Makeup work will be the responsibility of the student.


● A student is tardy if s/he arrives at school after the bell rings at 8:00 a.m.
● Three (3) tardies in excess of thirty (30) minutes without a valid excuse will be counted as truancy.
● Tardies that result in truancies may be referred to the SARB board for review.

Parents must come into the office to sign their student out for medical, dental, or other types of appointments that require them to leave school early. Office personnel will verify that the adult is authorized to pick up the child and will call students up to the office for pick up. If possible, medical and dental appointments should be scheduled after school. Please remember that taking a student out of school early is disruptive to his/her education, as well as the rest of the class, and should be avoided, except in an emergency.

Please review your child’s Aeries Parent Portal emergency contacts. Any person listed on your child’s emergency contact list is authorized to check your child out of school. If there is a custody issue, please notify the school office immediately and bring a copy of the most recent certified copy of court orders. If a court order is not on file, both parents are assumed to have equal rights.

Independent Study

An Independent Study contract may be approved for students who plan to miss between 3-14 consecutive days. Contact the Attendance Office at least two (2) weeks in advance. All contracts must be approved by the principal. Short-term Independent Study subject for approval. Students are required to complete work for full credit.