Attendance & Absences

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 Ms. Betner at (408) 635-2668 x1217

or email at dbetner@musd.org