September is Attendance Awareness Month!

  • Our department is holding a contest in honor of Attendance Awareness Month for all school levels! See the flyers below to participate and possibly win a cool prize!

Why Is Attendance Important?

Middle & High School Contest

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Elementary School Contest

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Glendale Unified Receives State Recognition for Attendance

Attendance Polices:

  • Click here to see our GUSD Truancy Flowchart


    Attendance Overview

    In California students with poor attendance or behavior are dropping out of school in alarming numbers. Parents need to understand their role in establishing a pattern of regular school attendance. Glendale Unified School District welcomes open and effective communications, such as meetings with administration, teachers, counselors and connecting through Parent Connection. 

    California Compulsory Attendance Law 

    California compulsory education law requires everyone between the ages of six and eighteen years of age to attend school, except sixteen and seventeen-year-olds who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam and obtained parental permission to leave. Some students, however, violate compulsory education laws and have a pattern of unexcused absences. Although truancy and excessive absenteeism are not new problems, they cause costly, long-term problems for the students, school, and the community. Excessive absences can be harmful to a student’s ability to develop good academic, social, and work skills.  

Our Attendance Team

  • Vartoush Haghverdian, Clerk II - Ext. 1480

    • Balboa Elementary
    • Dunsmore Elementary
    • Thomas Edison Elementary
    • Franklin Elementary
    • John Fremont Elementary
    • Glenoaks Elementary
    • Mark Keppel Elementary
    • Toll Middle School
    • Wilson Middle School
    • Clark High School
    • Crescenta Valley High school
    • Glendale High School
    • Daily High School

    Monika Grabowski, Foster & Homeless Youth Counselor - Ext. 1223
    Lilian Melara, Attendance Worker -  Ext. 1221

    • La Crescenta Elementary
    • Lincoln Elementary
    • Horace Mann Elementary
    • John Marshall Elementary
    • Monte Vista Elementary
    • Mountain Ave. Elementary
    • John Muir Elementary
    • Valley View Elementary
    • Verdugo Woodlands Elementary
    • R.D. White Elementary
    • Columbus Elementary
    • Thomas Jefferson Elementary
    • Cerritos Elementary
    • Roosevelt Middle School
    • Rosemont Middle School
    • Hoover High School