UCHS Attendance

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE:

Parent or Guardian must email or call the Attendance Office.

Email UCHS-Attendance@sandi.net

Attendance Line: 619-605-2800 - press option 2 for Attendance

Provide the following information:

  • Student first and last name

  • Student ID #

  • Student grade level

  • Date/s of absence

  • Reason for absence

  • Your relationship to the student

  • Best contact phone# to reach you


Absences not verified by a parent/guardian within 5 days will be marked as unexcused.

TO REPORT STUDENT ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL:

Parent or Guardian must email or call the Attendance Office.

Email UCHS-Attendance@sandi.net

Attendance Line: 619-605-2800 - press option 2 for Attendance


Provide the following information:

  • Student first and last name

  • Student ID #

  • Student grade level

  • Date/s student is late

  • Reason for arriving late

  • Your relationship to the student

  • Best contact phone# to reach you

LEAVING EARLY FOR MEDICAL/DENTAL/PERSONAL BUSINESS (Request a Blue Slip) :

Parent or Guardian must email or call the Attendance Office:

Email UCHS-Attendance@sandi.net

Attendance Line: 619-605-2800 - press option 2 for Attendance

  • Parent or Guardian must email or call the Attendance Office by 9:30AM​ to arrange for an early release.

  • Requests for blue slips received after 9:30AM will require the Parent or Guardian to personally walk into the Attendance Office to arrange for an early release.

  • Blue slips are required if a student leaves campus before school dismissal time. For same day re-admittance, returning student must present blue slip to attendance office before going to class.

  • ​It is the student’s responsibility to pick up their blue slip in the Attendance Office prior to the scheduled release time.

  • The blue slip must be presented to the teacher to be released from class.

  • The student must sign out at the​ ​Attendance Office window before leaving campus and sign back in when they return.​

  • ​Leaving school grounds without a blue slip is considered a truancy.

  • Whenever possible, please schedule appointments outside of school hours.

Please include all necessary information.

The guardian's email address must be on file for the student. Repeated or missing information can delay the absence being excused.

If you believe an absence is in error, contact the teacher directly.

The teacher will work with you to address the absence and correct it, if possible.

Parents and guardians can view attendance and grades via PowerSchool.

To track your student's progress and attendance, please check PowerSchool. If you need assistance accessing the Parent Portal in PowerSchool, contact our site tech, Fabi Dunker: fdunker@sandi.net.

INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACTS

Students who will be absent for 5 days or more may request an Independent Study Contract.

To request an Independent Study contract please follow the below steps:

  1. Requesting a contract for Independent StudyJob Aid For Parents English / Somali / Spanish / Tagalog / Vietnamese

  2. The Dean of Attendance, Gail Hall, will start the process of notifying your teacher

  3. You will be contacted by Mrs. Hall regarding next steps for the contract.

  4. Please have your child check the online class portal (Google or Canvas) to stay current classroom assignments and information.

Pease email Gail Hall, Dean of Attendance, if you have any questions: ghall@sandi.net

Excused Absences

The following reasons will be considered excused absences or tardies ONLY with proper documentation:

    • Illness.

    • Medical/dental appointments - Please try to schedule medical appointments on minimum days, before or after school hours to avoid lost instructional time.

    • Court appearances requiring the student’s presence.

    • Attending the funeral of an immediate family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, or family member residing in the home).

    • Personal/Family Emergency.

    • Religious Observance.


Unexcused Absences

Although all absences must be reported, some cannot be excused.

The following are NOT considered excused absences:

    • Vacations

    • Birthdays

    • Traveling

    • Babysitting

    • Going to work

    • Transportation issues

    • Waking up late, missing alarm