ATTENDANCE OFFICE INFO
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
24 hour Attendance Hotline Number: (760) 901-8001
Absences can be excused by phone or with a note from parents or doctors within 5 days of the absence.
If the student is absent more than 4 days in a row or has over 10 excused absences for the year, we will need a doctor’s note to excuse.
Excusable absences include medical reasons (illness, injury, etc), funerals, and court appearances. Students will not be excused for missing the bus, family vacations, babysitting siblings, taking care of parents, or being out of town and unable to get back in time. For more information, please click here.
ECHS is a closed campus. Under no circumstances may a student leave school during regular hours without picking up an off-campus pass through the Attendance Office. Parents can request an off-campus pass by note or phone (preferably by note) before the student needs to leave.
The information that must be provided is: name of the student; date, time, reason for leaving, whether or not the student is returning; contact number of parent, and the name/relationship of person requesting pass. Please arrange for your child to pick up the pass before school starts, during lunch, or during the passing period before he/she leaves campus. Meeting places should be arranged between student and parent ahead of time.
NO INTERRUPTION POLICY:
In an effort to minimize disruptions, we request that parents not drop off items for students unless it is an emergency. We are not responsible for any items left here and we will not hold money for the student.
Students are considered tardy once the bell rings for class. Any student late must proceed directly to the Attendance Office.
Tardies due to transportation issues are not excused. Tardies due to recurring medical appointments or illnesses will need to be excused with a doctor’s note.
The TARDY POLICY is as follows:
When a student has a total of 8 tardies in one semester his/ her Citizenship grade will become a "U" which may make the student ineligible to play sports, participate in school activities or attend special events such as the Homecoming dance.
INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACTS WILL NOT BE ISSUED:
Vacation during instructional time will not be excused. Students must check with their teachers ahead of time to see if any missed work or exams can be made up.