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Excused & Unexcused Absences


Medical/dental appointments for self only* (with post documentation), Approved Independent Study, College Visits (with post documentation), Court appearances, Religious holidays*, Illness*, Funeral service

  • *Medical notes per SRVUSD, are required to excuse any medical appointments, including video appointments within two (2) school days** (with post documentation).  If you forget to obtain a doctor's note, you may have your doctor email or fax a copy to "Attn: Attendance" at 925-838-7802.  No doctor's note will result in an unexcused absence.  No exceptions.
  • illness - Each student is permitted 10 personal illnesses for the school year (Each partial day is calculated as 1 illness).  Five (5) or more consecutive days of illness, a doctor’s note is required. After exceeding 10 absences due to illness within the school year, a Chronic Illness Form or a doctor’s note is required. Please refer to “Excessive Illness” section. 
  • *Religious -Holiday/ Ceremony/ Instruction/ Retreat
    • (religious retreat not to exceed 4 hrs per semester (Ed. Code 48205)

(For additional information regarding excused absences, see GAMUT Online )



  • Personal/personal business,
  • out of town/vacations, 
  • excessive illnesses without a doctor's note,
  • medical appointments (video or in-person) without a doctor's note or post documentation.
  • non-school related sports events/ competitions/tournaments,
  • car trouble/traffic/carpool issues,
  • oversleeping,


  • All absences not cleared (reported by parent/guardian) within two (2) school days are considered illegal absences (cuts) and subject to disciplinary action.
  • Students who believe they were marked absent in error must complete a Teacher Absence Clear form within 2 (two) school days**. This is a student-initiated form.
  • Students attempting to clear their own absences will be subject to disciplinary action.