Attendance Notification in Jefferson ESD
Parents in Jefferson ESD know that any time their child is absent from school, they receive a recorded phone message notification from the school. Parents can then work with the school staff if they have any questions or reply to the school to notify them of the reason for the absence if they had not done that already. As of October 2013, Jefferson ESD has implemented a new and updated system for contacting parents through the mail. This notifies parents of excessive or unexcused absences, informs parents about specific attendance issues and hopefully assists parents to avoid student truancies. The key purpose of this program and system is to work with our parents and students on the importance of regular attendance which gives schools the best opportunity to provide a quality education for all children.
This system and process includes contacting parents by mail with every third unexcused absence (and/or is tardy 30 minutes or more.) The first letter informs parents of unexcused absences as defined by California Education Code Attendance and Truancy Laws. If absences continue and a second letter is sent home, parents will be asked to conference with the school administrator to review absences, work on solutions to address attendance issues, and discuss what may occur if unexcused or excessive absences continue. A third letter due to continued unexcused absences may require parents to appear before the District's School Attendance Review Board and with continued absences, appear before a Truancy Court Judge.
It is imperative that parents contact the school to excuse student absences within 72 hours and avoid unnecessary and frequent absences and late arrivals.
We understand that there are certainly illnesses and circumstances where a student may have to miss school, but we at Ben Franklin need and expect to have our students attend every day possible. I have made a commitment to work with our parents to accomplish this goal.
Thank you for your efforts to have your child attend school on time and regularly each and every day. We know a majority of our student s and families have good attendance habits and we appreciate the efforts that parents make in order to have this happen. Please work with your schools when you see and are informed of attendance issues so we do our best for all students and especially your own child.
"Jefferson School District, a Caring
Community of Learners."
Events and Updates
November 18 No Bully Education Week - Click here for an overview of the week
November 25 School Site Council 3:30pm-Library
November 27-29 No School-Thanksgiving Recess
December 4 Parent Education Night 6pm
December 7 Winter Rummage Sale 10am-2pm
December 10 Next Level Academic Program 6:30pm
December 13 Winter Ball Dance 3:15-5pm
December 19 Winter Concert 7pm-Gym
December 20 Minimum Day 12:30pm dismissal
December 23-Janaury 3 Winter Recess
January 6 School Resumes
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