Clearing Absences

  • We are required to secure an absence excuse from a parent or guardian when a child has been absent from school. All absences must be cleared within 3 days or they automatically become a truant. 

    You may excuse your child's absence by doing one of the following:

    - Sending an email to our secretary, Hilda Ginosian explaining the reason for your child's absence According to State law the only excused absences are for illness, medical treatment, bereavement, and some legal commitments. Family vacations, religious holidays/commitments, or personal business are considered unexcused reasons for absence. (See Independent Study)

    - Sending a note of explanation signed by the parent or guardian, which states the name of the child, dates and reason for the absence.

    - Calling the the office at (818)241-4848. You could also email us at 

    Students who continue to be truant will be referred to the Glendale Unified School District's Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) for further action. Parents are notified of a student's truancies through a series of 4 Truancy Letters which the district has practice of sending. They are the 3 day, 5 to 9 day, 10 to 14 day and finally 18 day Absence Letter.