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Excused & Unexcused Absences


Medical/dental appointments for self only*, Approved Independent Study, College Visits (with 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**.  If you forget to obtain a 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.  
  • 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 )


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


  • All absences not cleared (reported by parent/guardian) within two (2) school days are considered illegal absences (cuts) and subject to disciplinary action.
  • Students attempting to clear their own absences will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Students who believe they were marked absent in error are to pick up a Teacher Absence Clear form in the Attendance Office within two school days (2)** to give to the teacher. The teacher will correct any errors by submitting a correction to the Attendance Office.  (in-person learning)