Attendance Guidance

Importance and Clarity of Student Attendance:

We wanted to give everyone some clarity on our attendance policy that is based in SFUSD board policy that we must follow.  Please reach out with any questions. Here is more information on the SFUSD website about Attendance that is also in the Student Attendance and Academic Expectations chapter.

National and local research has shown that students with frequent absences, whether excused or unexcused, have lower literacy levels, lower grades and higher drop-out rates than students who attend school regularly. SFUSD believes that regular attendance plays an important role in student achievement. Roosevelt will work with parents/guardians and students to ensure their compliance with all state attendance laws and may use supportive measures to correct problems of chronic absence or truancy.  Absence in excess of 10% or more days of school, whether those absences are excused or unexcused, will be considered Chronic Absence. Parents will receive official notification of excessive excused absences.  (SFUSD Board Policy 5113

If you have any questions about what absences are excused and what are not excused, please review this Link. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Arwa (Counseling/ Attendance Secretary) or your grade level counselor. 

Tips for Parents/Caregivers: Getting to School on Time

  • Make sure your child goes to bed early and gets a good night’s sleep.
  • Develop a morning routine (get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth) and stick with it.
  • Talk with your child about the importance of attending school every day for academic success.
  • Arrange a time every night without interruptions for your child to do homework.

Attendance Contact Information:

Parents and guardian please reach out to Ms. Pat Gamino to report your students' absences! You can email, call 415-750-8446 ext 1105 or even submit an Absence Form to let her know. 

Link to Parent’s Verification of Student’s Absence Form

This page was last updated on December 18, 2023