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Parents/guardians must contact the school office whenever their child is absent.
Call the school office at 650-877-8825 or e-mail [email protected] with the following information:
  • Caller’s name and relationship to student
  • Student’s full name
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason(s) for absence

Excusable absences include: 


  • Illness
  • Medical/dental appointment
  • Death or funeral of immediate family member.
Parents/guardians may clear excused absences by providing the school office with a signed note within 72 hours of the absence that includes the current date, student’s name, and exact days he/she was absent.