Attendance Procedures

Last Updated: October 5, 2021

Please call our counseling office 415-759-2773 for attendance related matters. You may also reach out to your child's grade level counselor.

***If your child is feeling ill and experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, please stay home and follow up with their grade level counselor and school nurse ( regarding the most updated health and safety protocol. Information on covid-19 testing sites here

Late Arrival to School - Tardies

  • Students who arrive late to school should come through the temporary 3rd Floor Entrance on Ortega (next to the gate) and go to the Counseling Office Room 231 to get a tardy pass. The gate is closed when school starts. 
  • Excusing Tardies: Students should bring a written note from parent or note from medical provider, especially if parent is not with the student during drop off.

Permit to Leave Early Passes

  • Obtaining a permit to leave pass in advance: Please have your child come to the counseling office to pick up a Permit to Leave Pass before school, start of school or after school with a written note or email. 
    • Students without a written note or email from a parent will not be allowed to leave the school campus. Parents will be called to verify.
  • Parents on-site pick up: Please sign out your child using the sign-out book. Counselor or secretary will call students out of class. We recommend that parents do not come during school lunch hours as it is hard to find students.

Excusing Absences

  • Written notes or emails from parents will be required for excusing absences.
    • Notes should include: 
      • Date of Note, Student Name & Grade, Dates of Absence, Reason for Absence, Parent Name & Signature
  • Students should drop off written notes to the counseling office the day they return back to school.
  • Please allow a few days for attendance to be updated on the attendance system.



Attendance Codes in Synergy (ParentVue & StudentVue)

  • TE = Tardies that have been excused
  • T = Tardies that have not been excused
  • T-30 = Unexcused tardy later than 30 minutes
  • A = Unexcused Absences
  • E = Excused Absences
  • ACT = School Activity (field trips, athletics, school related events)