Foothill Middle School Attendance

Attendance office hours 7:30am – 3:00pm

925-939-8600 x5703 for Mrs. Shepherd Attendance/Registrar



All-Day & Partial Day Absences

must be cleared within 3 school days.


Call the Foothill ABSENCE LINE

925-682-8000 x5702


Leave the following information on the voicemail:

·         Student’s name (Always SPELL last name)

·         Grade

·         Reason for Absence (required)

·         Date(s) of absence(s)

·         Person & relationship making the call

·         Your BEST daytime phone number



L    Illness or injury of the student

E    Student attendance at doctor, dental, orthodontist, or   

      other medical appt.

E    Student attendance at a funeral service

E    Quarantine imposed by a city or county health official


U    Unexcused

 Invalid reasons but we are aware of your child’s absence(s)

·         Vacations

·         Out of Town

·         Transportation issues

·         Non-Foothill Sport Events


Always check your HomeLink account under Attendance.  If there is an “A” or “T” code, please call Foothill to either clear the Absence/Tardy or inquire regarding the reason for the codes. 




HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Send a note with your child to the Foothill Office before school starts in order for your student to leave campus during normal school hours.


On your note state the following:

·         Your child’s name

·         Your child’s grade

·         Reason for leaving during school hours

·         Who is picking up your child

·         Time of pick-up

·         Your telephone number

·         Your signature


Your child will be issued a Permit-To-Leave form and will meet you in front of Foothill for pick-up at the designated time.


If you are unable to send your child with a note, you can call Foothill directly: 939-8600 x5703


Request a Permit to Leave at least 1 HOUR AHEAD over the phone of your intended pick-up time. Please note: We may not be able send for your child in a timely manner at the end of the school day if you did not follow the 1 HOUR protocol. 


You will need to enter the school office to sign the Permit-To-Leave form when calling in a Permit-To-Leave.



Foothill is a closed campus. 


For your child’s safety, it is mandatory that the Foothill Office knows of your child’s location while on and off campus during the school hours per Foothill’s Safety Plan. 


For your child’s safety, students are not to leave campus WITHOUT a PERMIT-TO-LEAVE during school hours. 


Upon returning from an appointment or if arriving late to school, students are required to check-in at the Foothill Office BEFORE going to class.


Absences will not be cleared if a student leaves campus without a Permit-To-Leave.


If a student is not feeling well and for the student’s safety, the student must go to the Foothill Office to make their phone call home. Calls from a classroom or their cell phone while not in the office will delay pick-up from school. 


Please note that we do not have the facilities for ill or injured children and would greatly appreciate an immediate response for your child’s welfare.  

More than 12 excused absences due to illness in a school year is considered excess (AR5113); verification by physician will be required for subsequent all-day absences due to illness or medical appointments for 5 days in a row. 

 The Mt. Diablo Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identify, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, actual or potential parental, family, marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions, please contact Title IX Officer Chris Holleran, Assistant Superintendent High School, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519 or by phone (925) 682-8000 or email To file a complaint involving harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please follow the UCP process or contact Jennifer Sachs, Executive Director Instructional Support, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519 or by phone (925) 682-8000 or email