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California law requires that all children ages 6-18 be enrolled in full-time education. Attending school helps students learn, build relationships, and develop social-emotional well-being. We encourage families to schedule medical and dental appointments after school when possible. Absences must be verified within five school days, otherwise will be considered unexcused.

San José Unified requires that absences due to illness must be verified by a physician or school personnel if a student is absent for a full or partial day due to illness more than 10% of the school year. When this occurs, parents/guardians will receive notice from their child’s school either by conference, letter, or meeting. From the date of that notice, all absences due to illness must be verified by a doctor’s note or the school health office. If the validity of a doctor’s note is in question, school personnel may require original documents or an exchange of information with the physician.

Absence Verification Process

Verification of absences will only be accepted from doctors, other medical professionals, and parents/guardians by note, email, phone, or other electronic means. To report an absence, please call 408-535-6317 extension 31002.

Students who leave school for appointments during their regular class periods must check out through the office. Please call in advance to excuse these appointments.

Absence Tracking

We encourage parents/guardians to monitor their student's attendance in Infinite Campus by logging into Parent Portal. Parents/guardians will also receive daily attendance notices through ParentSquare if a student has one or more unexcused class absences.