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Attendance Policies

On the day the student is absent, please report the absence to the school:

·         Leave a voice message at our 24-hour number (805) 289-1800, x1002

·         Email our attendance clerk at or respond via the Parent Square app

·         Student can bring a note the day they return to school between 8:30-8:50am.  The note should include the student’s first and last name, the date absent, reason for absence and parent/guardian signature.

All absences must be cleared within three days or they will remain unexcused.

In addition, the Ventura Unified School District’s attendance program will generate letters to notify parents/guardians and students of excessive excused absences and truancies. These letters are a courtesy to parents and guardians to make them aware of attendance issues. If a student has multiple uncleared absences or truancies, parents and students will be required to attend a School Attendance Review Team (SART) meeting. Continued attendance problems will lead to a School Attendance Review Board (SARB) meeting, which could result in fines.