Attendance Policies

It is important that parents and students understand the following State and District guidelines. Be advised that parents must email the school office or submit the UCHS Absence Report to clear an absence. Any absence not verified by a parent/guardian within 5 days will be marked as unexcused.

Please email or call 619-485-0563 (Hablo Espanol) or 858-375-6618 to report absences.

Excused Absences: Absences or tardies are considered excused only for the following reasons and with proper documentation:


family member residing in the home)

Illness: Students are allowed 10 excused absences/tardies per year for illness. After 5 a doctor’s

note will be required and students may be referred to administration per district regulations.

Medical/Dental Appointments: Please try to schedule medical appointments on minimum days or before or after school hours to avoid lost instructional time.

Unexcused Absences: An unexcused absence or tardy is recorded for reasons other than those listed above. The following are examples of unexcused absences: going out of town, traffic, family celebrations.

Independent Study Contract: Students who will be absent for 5 days or more due to unavoidable

reasons should request an Independent Study Contract from the attendance office at least 1 week prior to the absence. All assignments provided by the teacher must be completed by the date of return to school for class credit or the absences will be unexcused.

Excessive Absences: Excessive absences/tardies due to illness may require a doctor’s note or 504 plan; Excessive Absences for other reasons may be referred to administration.

See Student/Parent Handbook for further details.