Students cannot learn if they are not in school. California schools no longer receive funding for students who are sick or “excused”. It is essential that your child attend school whenever possible – even if it is just for part of the day. Satisfactory explanation from the parent or guardian is required for the absence of a student for all or any part of the school day. The explanation may be given in person, by telephone, or in writing. If you leave a message you must follow up with a note. Voice mails are not reliable.
Students who miss class must have a parent/guardian call the school or provide a note to excuse the absence within ten (10) school days of the absence. If it is not excused within the ten days, students must attend Saturday School to clear the absence. (SUHSD Board Policy 5112)
Leaving School Early
Otay Ranch High School is a CLOSED campus by action of the Board of Education. No student may leave during the school day without first obtaining a Permit to Leave Campus in the Attendance Office. Permits will be issued during office hours only if the parent/guardian has given written permission to the school. Students who leave early without first obtaining permission from the office will be assigned a “CUT” which may result in disciplinary action and/or assignment failure.
Off Campus Pass
Students must bring a parent/guardian note to the attendance office in the morning to get an off campus pass. With this note, we call to confirm and parent does not need to come into the attendance office. The student can sign themselves out and go. With out a note parent must come in, must show ID, and must sign the off campus before attendance can send the pass to your student. Only Parent or Guardian can pick up the student unless parent or guardian lets attendance know who will pick up their student and they must be listed on the emergency card. We stop issuing off campus passes at 2:20 pm on block days, at 1:15 pm on pro-hour days and at 11:55 am on minimum days. If your student is feeling sick they are not allowed to call or text parents to go home. They need to go to the nurses office to be evaluated and the nurse will call parent/guardian to give your student an off campus pass.
All students that come in late must report to the attendance windows. Students must have a note from parent/guardian with the reason you were unable to come to school on time to be able to get an excused pass to class. Notes from parent/guardian must have a reason why student was late, signature and phone number to reach parent/guardian if we have any questions. Please don’t allow students to write out the notes. If it is a personal matter, you can put personal. Waking up late will not be excused.
- Nutrition break
- After school
Not during class time
Late Students need to report to the Attendance windows with a note From Parent/Guardian. Note needs reason why student is Unable to come to school on time to receive an Excused pass to class. Note needs Contact number and Parent/Guardian Signature. Please do not allow your students to write their own notes.
Waking up late will not be excused