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Use of cellphones to contact parents

Parents we are asking for your assistance: Students should not be texting or calling parents directly from their cell phones at any time during the school day.  Any student that is in need of assistance in contacting their parents should come to the main office and make the call from their cell phones; this is especially true for students that are not feeling well. This will help us prevent the delay in checking a student out of school for parents in the event the student is leaving for the day.

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Attendance & Health Office

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24 hour : Attendance line 805-520-6820
option 2 or ext. 1320

Attendance Office hours:
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

24 hour : Attendance line 805-520-6820
option 2 or ext. 1320

The Simi Valley Unified School District attendance policy (BP 5110) is very specific regarding attendance for all students under the age of 18 years and recognizes the joint responsibility of the school district and the parents/guardians to work together to ensure good attendance patterns for all students.  Further, the Board of Education recognizes the relationship between student attendance in class and academic success.

 Truancy is against the law.  When truant, a student may be cited by the police and ordered to appear in court.  When truant, students are not allowed to make up any missed class work, tests, or assignments.  Truancy directly affects a student’s grade and eligibility for activities at school. Students leaving campus without being signed out through the office will be suspended.

 

Students are required by law to attend school each day unless they are ill or have medical/dental appointments.  A student who has been absent for any reason during the school day is not eligible to participate in any student activity that takes place after school on the same day.

 

Only the following reasons are considered excused absences:

 1. Illness

 2. Medical and dental appointments

 3. Death in the immediate family

 4. Quarantine or immunization

 5. Personal business with verified parent explanation of the following circumstances:

         a. Appearance at School Attendance Review Board (SARB)

         b. Attendance at events sponsored by the school

         c. Appearance in court (verification required)

         d. Observance of a religious holiday or ceremony or religious retreat (retreat not to exceed 4 hours during a semester)

         e. Attendance at a funeral service for a person other than a member of the immediate family

         f. Other exception circumstances approved by the Principal.  Parents must make this request in writing in advance of the      scheduled absence.  This approval will allow the student to make up tests and missed assignments.Vacations, extended trips, or absences for “personal reason” are not excused absences.

Students are responsible for all work assigned while absent.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES:

Absences for any reason other than those listed above are NOT considered legal by the California Administrative Code and therefore are NOT excused.  Teachers are not required to provide make-up work or allow students to take tests missed because of absences that have been designated as “unexcused” or “truant”.

 

ABSENCE VERIFICATION

Parents must verify all absences by phone or note.  Any uncleared absence will be considered truant after 5 days and will be reflected on the student’s permanent record.  Habitual tardiness or absences may require additional verification and students who repeatedly do not have their absences verified on the day of their return to school will be subject to disciplinary action. Absences may be cleared by either of the following:

1. A Telephone Call - The Best Way: A parent or guardian is to call the attendance line each day their student is absent. (messages can be left 24 hours a day). 

2. A Note Sent with the student to the attendance office the day they return to school.

The required information for clearing an absence:

1. Student Full Name please spell if leaving a message or print if sending a note.

2. Grade of student

3. Reason for Absence

4. Your name (in message) and print and signature (for note) and relationship to student.

 

For students arriving late:

Any student arriving after 8 am should go directly to the attendance office with a Dr note, note from parent or a parent phone call with the reason student is late. Tardy students will be given a pass to class with either excused or unexcused notation in their attendance record.

Health Clerk   Charlie Higby
charlene.higby@simivalleyusd.org
805/ 520-6820   ext 1319
 

School Nurse   Lisa Desborough
lisa.desborough@simivalleyusd.org
805/520-6820  ext  x1318

MEDICATIONS

Medications needed by students during the school day must be brought to the health office by an adult.
Medication cannot be administered by the school  without a written doctor’s and parent's note.  Forms are available by clicking on the pictures to the left or in the Health Office. Medication must be brought in its original container. Legally students may not carry medicine, other than inhalers (with a doctor’s note), on campus.

Valley View is a drug free/smoke free campus

MEDICAL SUPPORT/INJURIES

Students returning to school wearing a brace, cast/sling/splint, etc using crutches/wheelchair, scooters or having stitches, etc  MUST have a doctor’s note to be allowed to attend or stay in school. There is a special form available (here)  or in the health office for the doctor and parent to complete. 

CLICK to PRINT FORMS

    Medicine - English
                      Medicine - Spanish
 

        Cast / Crutch      
   

 EPI Pen - English 
                   Epi Pen - Spanish 
 

Immunization Information