We are required to secure an absence excuse from a parent or guardian when a child has been absent from school. All absences must be cleared within 3 days or they automatically become a truant.
According to State law the only excused absences are for illness, medical treatment, bereavement, and some legal commitments. Family vacations, religious holidays/commitments, or personal business are considered unexcused reasons for absence. (See Independent Study)
You may excuse your child's absence by doing one of the following:
Students who continue to be truant will be referred to the Glendale Unified School District's Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) for further action. Parents are notified of a student's truancies through a series of 4 Truancy Letters which the district has practice of sending. They are the 3 day, 5 to 9 day, 10 to 14 day and finally 18 day Absence Letter.