School Attendance Policy


Students are expected to attend school everyday.

The FUSD goal for attendance is 95% or higher. If for some reason

a student is absent, their parents must call the office explaining

why they are out of school. Parents should be specific about the

child’s symptoms when calling into the school so that we can code

the absence appropriately and take necessary action to ensure

everyone’s safety. California law requires regular attendance at

school. If you are not in school regularly, there could be

disciplinary actions that could result from you not attending


Absences - Unexcused:

Unexcused absences are those absences that are not verified by a

parent/guardian and that do not meet the California codes for

excused absences. Those codes are available in the parent

handbook. Unexcused absences may result in disciplinary

consequences or a referral to SARB.

Absences - Truancy:

 Any student who is absent from school

without a valid excuse for three full days in one school year or

tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the

school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school

year, or any combination thereof, is a truant (Education Code

48260). After a student has been declared truant, any subsequent

absences or tardiness that are unexcused will also be declared

truancies. Students with excessive truancies will be reported to

the district’s office of Student Support Services, and the parent

will be contacted. Unresolved truancies may result in the student

and parent/guardian being referred to the FUSD Student

Attendance Review Board (SARB). This may also lead to a hearing

held at the Fremont Police Station.


Students arriving late to school after the tardy bell

for period 1, should go directly to the office for a pass to class. All

students are required to get a pass from the office to enter period

1 after the tardy bell rings. Students have passing time from one

class to the next. Students who are not in their classrooms by the

tardy bell , will be marked tardy by the teacher. Any student who

arrives to period 2-6 more than 5 minutes late, will be sent to the

office for a pass to explain why they were tardy to class. Students

will then be admitted into their class with a late pass from the

office. Students with excessive tardies will receive after school