Good attendance is crucial to a student's academic success and in forming life-long habits and self-discipline. The Simi Valley Unified School District attendance policy is very specific and recognizes the joint responsibility of the school district and the parents/guardians in working together to ensure good attendance patterns for all students.
Only the following reasons shall be considered justified, excused absences:
- Medical and Dental Appointments
- Funeral of immediate family member
Personal business with verified parent explanation will also be justified, excused under the following circumstances:
- Religious Holiday
- Funeral of non-family member
- Other exeptional circumstances approved by the principal
Vacations or extended trips are NOT excused absences.
All other reasons for absences are considered unexcused. Examples of this type of absence are: student overslept, had a flat tire, had to take care of personal or family business, family vacations, etc. Please be aware that an unexcused absence is not the same as a truancy.