Attendance Policy & Procedures

Attendance Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Phone: 689.8600
Fax: 689.7430

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In order to benefit fully from the Florin High School academic and extra-curricular program and make progress toward graduation, students must attend school regularly. Regular attendance and punctuality is critical to school success. Parents are encouraged to work with Florin High School in supporting students’ regular and timely attendance, and should call the school’s attendance office during school hours to check on their child’s tardy and absence record.


Eight regular semesters of attendance in grades 9-12 are required to qualify for a diploma. A summer session does not qualify as a regular semester.

Types of Absences:

  1. Excused: Absences due to illness, doctor or dental appointments, and death in the immediate family.
  2. Unexcused: Absences due to truancy, flat tires, running out of gas, missing the bus, oversleeping, etc. Absences due to suspension from school will be considered unexcused absences.

Excused Absence(s) Procedures:

Students have three (3) school days to clear their absence(s) for the school’s attendance records, beginning on the day they return to school. Students who do not clear their absence(s) within the three days will be considered truant from school.

  1. If parent/guardian calls the attendance office at 689-8600 each day that you are absent, a written note is not necessary.
  2. If a students have a note from their parents/guardians, they should bring it to the Attendance Office before 7:55 a.m., during lunch and/or after school. The note should be signed by the parent/guardian and include the student’s name, identification number, dates(s) of absence(s), reason for absence(s), and a current telephone number where the parent/guardian can be reached.
  3. Absences for Early Dismissals / ‘Leave of Grounds” (see below).

Early Dismissals / “Leave of Grounds”:

If students have a medical appointment that requires them to be released from school early, please follow the process listed below:

  1. Students are expected to bring a note prior to the start of school from their parent or guardian. Be advised that parents/guardians will be called to verify any early dismissal requested by a written note. Please ensure that a current phone number is listed on the Emergency Card with the school. NO STUDENT WILL BE RELEASED FROM SCHOOL BY TELEPHONE WITHOUT AN ACCOMPANYING WRITTEN NOTE.
  2. Students will be issued a pass with a time to return to the Attendance Office for their early dismissal. All students need to sign out in the school office before leaving campus.
  3. If students are unable to return to campus within the time allowed on the Early Dismissal, parent/guardian is required to call the Attendance Office at 689-8600.
  4. Students identified as having an excessive number of early dismissals will be required to clear future requests with a Vice Principal.
  5. A medical verification may be required upon return to school.


Truancy is any “unexcused absence” or non-cleared absence.


In order for students to be successful and productive, they must develop habits of punctuality. These habits will contribute not only to academic success, but also to career success in later years. Since tardiness is neither responsible nor productive, and since it is disruptive to the educational process, students at Florin High School will be held accountable for punctuality. The policy of Florin High School is that only doctor’s notes and letters from the court will excuse a student’s tardiness.

The following policy regarding tardiness has been instituted at Florin High School:

  • All students are expected to be in class in their assigned seats when the bell rings. If they are not, they will be considered tardy.
  • During first period, students who enter the classroom after the tardy bell with an excused readmit signed by a school office staff member will be admitted to class without penalty.
  • During the remainder of the school day, students who enter the classroom after the tardy bell with an appropriate pass signed by a school staff member will be admitted to class without penalty.
  • Administrators will conduct random “tardy sweeps” of the campus after the class bell rings. Students who are out on campus after the bell without an appropriate pass will receive after-school detention and/or Friday Night School.

NOTE: Students who arrive to class without a pass or readmit after more than half of the class period has elapsed will be considered truant, not tardy. Please refer to the truancy policy.

For a full description of the attendance policy and consequences, please see pages 15 & 16 of the Student Handbook.

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