Attendance & Absence

In California, all children are required by law to attend school between the ages of 6 and 18, and must have good attendance records as well. The state defines legally truant as a student who misses school with a combination of the following types of absences without a valid excuse:

  • three unexcused absences and/or
  • three tardies and/or
  • three absences of more than 30 minutes

​You'll need to contact school office within two days of your child's return to school or the absences will be recorded as unexcused.​


Attendance Hotline:

Call Mrs. Lynn Powell at (408) 635-2650 x1410

or email at lpowell@musd.org