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Parents; If you have received an attendance call and believe your student was mismarked by their teacher, please email teacher directly through schoolloop. The Attendance Office staff cannot make changes without the teacher's written permission.

Attendance Procedures

attendance hotline (760)331-6670


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The attendance hotline number is 760-331-6670. This is a 24/7 number to report your students' all day absence, late arrival, or early release. If you are calling your student out early from school, it is preferred that you call in the morning. 

  • When calling the hotline, please state your students name with spelling, date, the specific reason for the absence, and your relationship to the student. 

  • As a reminder, your student cannot return to school until you provide a specific reason for their absence. 

  • If you are calling your student out sick, please state the specific symptoms your student has. 

Students must obtain an off-campus pass from the Attendance Office before leaving for appointments. To alleviate classroom disruptions, please send your student to the attendance office to pick up their pass. They can do this before school, during break or at lunch depending on the time of departure. Classroom time is valuable to all students and we appreciate your understanding. 


*Please note the Attendance Hotline is a voicemail box that is checked throughout the day. Messages should be left at least 15 minutes before you need your student released. If it is within the 15 minute window, please call the office directly to speak to our front office staff. Passes are sent to your student during the class period for the requested time. For example, if you requested your student released at 1:30, the pass will be sent to their 4th period class. 

excused absences & tardies

State Education Code 48205 states that a pupil shall be excused from school when the absence is:


(1) Due to his or her illness.

(2) Due to quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer.

(3) For the purpose of having medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services rendered.

(4) For the purpose of attending the funeral services of a member of his or her immediate family, so long as the absence is not more than one day if the service is conducted in California and not more than three days if the service is conducted outside California.

(5) For the purpose of jury duty in the manner provided for by law.

(6) Due to the illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child of whom the pupil is the custodial parent.

(7) In observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion.


unexcused absences & tardies

State Education Code 48260 states that a student is truant when the absence is:


(1)Absent for (3) full days without a valid excuse in (1) school year, or

(2)Tardy or absent for more than 30 minutes without a valid excuse for three (3) or more days in one (1) school year, or

(3)Any combination of the above.


The following are unexcused absences (truant): 

  • personal reasons
  • family emergency
  • vacations
  • sporting events that are not school related

Parents may submit a request in writing to have an unexcused absence considered by administration. Please submit the request to the Assistant Principal, Chris Robertson,




In the event a student becomes ill and would like to go home, please follow the procedures below:

  • During passing periods or at lunch, student should go directly to the health office. 
  • During class time, student should report the illness to the teacher and request to be sent to the health office. Students should not be texting or calling home.  

The health tech will arrange for parent approval for student to leave campus and disperse an off campus pass to the student. Students are not allowed to leave campus without an off campus pass, either from the health office due to sickness or the attendance office for appointments.  

a note from carlsbad police dept.

TO: The parent or guardian of a juvenile with truancy issues

Operation Intersect is a Truancy Intervention Program designed to assist families whose juveniles have been identified as having issues with their attendance. Learn more about Operation Intersect.