Attendance

As a public school, M.M.C.A. is required by law to enforce California’s compulsory attendance laws. Attendance is VITAL to your child’s success in school. State-approved “excused” absences include: illness, medical appointments, religious holidays, religious ceremonies, and bereavement purposes. Pretty much everything else is considered an “unexcused” absence. Parents of students with more than three (3) unexcused absences may receive Truancy warning letters from the County Superintendent of Schools.

If your child is going to be absent, please call 916-630-1510, ext. 302. During business hours, ask for the attendance line. After business hours, please call and press the attendance line extension. 

Independent Study

If you know your child is going to be absent from school in advance or if the absence is going to be extended (3 days or more), please consider enrolling your child in M.M.C.A.’s Independent Study program. For more information about Independent Study, please email dthorman@mmcharter.org.

Please let you child’s teachers know in advance of your child’s absence. We have new Independent Study guidelines where teachers need to prepare the packets to meet the needs of your child.

Tardy Policy

Students arriving to school after their scheduled start time of 8:30 am, must be signed in by their parents in the office. Tardies in excess of 30 minutes are also a part of the state’s compulsory attendance law. Parents of students with more than (3) unexcused tardies may also receive Truancy warning letters from the County Superintendent of Schools.

Early-Outs

If your child needs to leave school early, an adult authorized to pick-up the child must sign the child out at the front office.

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