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Attendance Information

Attendance Information

If your child is absent, please call Glorietta's 24-hour attendance reporting line so that our office staff can keep up-to-date records of student absences on a daily basis.  
The 24-hour attendance reporting phone number is: tel:925-258-6385.
Please leave the following information:

  • Your child’s name, please spell the last name
  • Estimated length of absence
  • If you are uncertain regarding the number of days your child will be out please call the attendance line on a daily basis
  • Your name and your relationship to the student

Please use the direct attendance line to report your child’s absence.  Please do not just send an email to the classroom teacher or call the office main phone number. It is imperative that all absences are reported on the attendance line.

Parents are reminded of the financial impact that daily attendance has on the Orinda Union School District's budget.  The district loses $27.60 per day for a single student absence.  If every Glorietta student missed just one day per year, the district would lose $11,785.   The average student district wide misses five days during the school year which equals $343,620 in lost revenue annually due to absences.  As you can see, attendance is an important financial consideration so please do your best to keep students in school; thank you!

Independent Study

If you know in advance that your child will miss at least five (5) and no more than ten (10) consecutive days of school, please contact the office at least 3 days before the absences to set up an Independent Study (IS) plan.

Excused and Unexcused Absences

According to Education Code Section 48205, the following types of absences are either excused or unexcused:


Student can complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence, receiving full credit for completed work.


Student may be able to complete all      assignments and tests missed during the absence, receiving full credit for completed work.

  1. Bereavement → Attending the funeral services of a member of the immediate family (1 day for California service, 3 days for out of state)

  2. Completed Independent Study → Must be for a minimum of 5 school days and must be arranged at least 10 school days in advance.

  3. Legal → Required appearance in court

  4. Illness or medical appointmentDr. note required after the 10th day.

  5. Religious holiday or ceremony

  1. Vacation/Trips → This includes vacations, retreats, family reunions, and trips planned far in advance.

  2. Unverified → Any absence that is not called in within 5 days is marked as unverified, even if the student is out for an excusable reason.

  3. Incomplete Independent Study → If independent study work is not complete, the absence is not excused.

  4. Suspensions

  5. Tardies greater than 30 minutes without a valid excuse.

California Education Code Section 48260.5 mandates that schools notify parents/guardians when a student’s unexcused absences meet or exceed any combination of three (3) unexcused absences or excessive tardies (30 or more minutes) in one school year.