MMS Attendance Policy

ABSENCES:  CALL 858-549-5400 Opt. #1 and leave a message if we are unable to answer the phone.

EARLY DISMISSAL:  BEFORE SCHOOL, student is to bring the office a NOTE FROM PARENT w/STUDENT NAME, TIME, and REASON for early dismissal.  We will send a blue pass to student to their classroom in order for the teacher to release them.

 Excused Absences

  •  Illness (Absences due to illness for three or more consecutive days require a note from your doctor to be excused) 
    • Medical or dental appointments
  • Death in the family
  •  Court appointments
  • Extreme family emergency. Please be specific. Absences do not earn state funding and need to be discussed with attendance staff

  Unexcused Absences

  •  Transportation problems
  • Oversleeping
  • Family activities out of town (vacation or trips)
  • Personal matters


Attendance Codes

A = Unverified Absence

B = Bus did not pick-up student

C = Contract Independent Study (CIS)

D = Detained

E = Excused

F = Field Trip

G = No Credit Earned

I = Illness

K = Saturday School (make-up)

L = Late or leave early (excused)

M = Bereavement

N = In-school Suspension

R = Religious Holiday

S = Suspended

T = Late/Tardy (0-30 minutes late or leave early, unexcused)

U = Unexcused Absence

W = Tardy or Leave early Unexcused

Z = Truant

Absence verification should be made by parent via telephone, e-mail, or note. A doctor / dentist note is strongly recommended.


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