Bell Attendance

Attendance Procedures

If a student is going to be absent from school, a parent/guardian must call Bell’s Attendance Office between 7:30a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at (714) 663-6466 on the day of the absence. This will eliminate a call to parents at work or home from Attendance Office personnel.

According to school policy, any student absence not cleared by a note, phone call or e-mail from the
parent/guardian will become a truancy. Only the following absences are deemed excusable by State Education Code, Section 48200: Illness, medical and dental appointments, health department quarantine, mandated court appearances, and attending funeral services for an immediate family member. Upon returning to school, any student with an absence must clear their absence with the Attendance Office within three days. Failure to clear their absence within three days will result in the absence turning into a truancy. Please check AERIES.

Students who are absent for 5 consecutive days are required to provide a doctor’s note for the absence. Students who are deemed as excessively absent will be required to meet with the school administration and parents to discuss how to improve his/her attendance.

Make Up Work:

A student who is ill and absent for three or more days may request homework assignments by contacting the Attendance Office. If an absence is expected to last longer than four weeks, parents should contact the school nurse to inquire about eligibility for home teaching. A student with excused absences is permitted to make up any work or test that was missed. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the assignments, complete the work, and turn it in promptly. All work must be completed within a period of time equal to the number of days absent unless other arrangements have been made with teachers.



Tardy Policy:

Students are expected to be in every class on time. When students are late to class they disrupt the learning environment for all students. Arriving to class on time is important because...