Bell Attendance

Attendance Procedures

Students are required by California law to attend school regularly and promptly. Excused absences are for illness, medical appointments, or death in the immediate family.


When a student is absent, a parent/guardian is to phone the attendance clerk after 8 AM at 714-663-6466on the day of the absence. If a parent or guardian does not call, a note must be sent with the student upon return to school. The note must have the student’s name, date(s) of absence, the specific reason for the absence, and have the signature of the parent/guardian. It should be taken to the attendance window of the main office before school. Absences not cleared after two days will result in a truancy.

Make Up Work:

Students must call “study buddies” for homework assignments the first two days of absence. The third day of absence parents may request homework after 9:00 a.m. by calling the school.  Homework can then be picked up the next day between 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the office.

Tardy Policy:

Students should be on time to each class. Students who are tardy are given a lunch detention. Students who are habitually tardy will be considered to the SARB process following a SART meeting and contract. 3 or more tardies to a particular class does result in a lower citizenship grade.