EVERY day a child is absent from school a parent/guardian must verify the absence within 48 hours by calling the Attendance office voicemail at (510) 537-2342 x1.
A written verification signed by a parent/guardian may also be used to report absences to the attendance office.
If a student is Absent from school and/or Tardy for more than 30 minutes without a valid excuse 3 times during the school year, the student is truant and will be reported to proper school authority. (Ref. Education Code Section 48260)
Truancy Consequences (unexcused absences):
Extra Curricular Activities:
At Chabot, all students must be in school for a minimum of four (4) hours to be able to participate in extra curricular activities. Students who leave school because of illness may not return after school to participate in an activity.
Students are expected to be in their seats by the second bell at 8:10. (Kindergarten times may vary)
You will be notified if you child accumulates unexcused absences and/or tardies. Should your child accumulate unexcused absences and/or tardies in the excess of the state guidelines, you will receive a letter identifying your child as truant. A copy of this letter will go into your child’s school records and a copy will be sent to Pupil Services at the District Office. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the attendance office.
Medical/Dental Appointments: Late Arrival
If arriving after school has started, students are to go to the office with a note from the Doctor/Dentist to excuse the tardy.
Please keep your child home if he/she has any of the following:
3. Any open wound or boil. The student will be excluded until the wound is dry and/or covered with a dressing and/or has physician’s clearance.
4. A fever of 100 or greater. The student will be sent home and should not return until he/she has been fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication. If your child has a fever for 3 days, call your health care provider.
5. A runny nose when mucous is thick green/yellow.
6. Congestion/cough that interferes with breathing and causes wheezing.
If a student has more than 10 absences for illness in the school year as reported by a parent any further absences for illness must be verified by Physician. When there is no doctor's note, the absence becomes unexcused and truancy letters will be generated.
Independent Study Contracts
Students who know they will be absent from school for 5 or more days may request a an Independent Study Contract from the Attendance Office. Contract must include the dates of absences, return to school date, and reason for the request. All requests must be approved by the administration and be submitted a minimum of 5 school days in advance. Once the student has obtained the packet, he/she must get the work assignments before they leave. Once the student returns back to school, the packet must be turned into the student’s teacher the morning they return. If the student does not complete all the assigned work they will not receive credit and any future requests may be denied. Independent contracts at the end of the school year must be completed no later than 15 school days prior to the last day of school.