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Attendance Policy

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. 

Per Education Code Section 48205, a student may be excused legally from school when the absence is for the following reasons:

1.  Personal illness or injury.

2.  Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health office.

3.  Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services rendered.

4.  Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family.

5.  Jury duty in the manner provided by law.

6.  Pupil is custodial parent of a child who is ill or has a medical appointment during school.

7.  Exclusion from school because student is either the carrier of a contagious disease or not immunized for a contagious disease.

8.  To spend time with a family member who is to be deployed or returning from a combat zone.  The school Superintendent shall determine the period of time to be excused.

9.  Pupils in grades 7-12 who leave school (with prior approval of the principal or his/her designee) to obtain confidential medical services.  The pupil is to return a copy of the medical professional’s appointment verification form.

10.  Upon written request of the parent or guardian and prior approval of the principal or his/her designee and pursuant to board policy, a student’s absence may be excused.  Reasons include, but are not limited to:

  • Appearance in court
  • Observation of a holiday or ceremony of his/her religion
  • Attendance at religious retreats not to exceed four hours per semester
  • Employment interview or conference
  • Attendance at funeral services for someone not a member of the immediate family
  • Family emergencies
  • Appearance at SARB or SART