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Muir Attendance




Regular attendance and punctuality are legally required of every student.


Why is Attendance Important?

By attending school, students will be able to:


  • Achieve higher grades
  • Enjoy school more
  • A Healthy Social & Emotional Well-being
  • Be Eligible for school activities (Sports etc.)
  • A overall  more positive Learning Experience
  • Ability to enroll in specialized programs and Special Educationpic_2.jpg
  • More employable opportunities after leaving high school.
  • Will earn a higher salary in the future.

FUSD expects all students to attend school regularly and be on time for classes in order to benefit from the instructional program and to develop habits of punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility.


"FUSD Preparing Career Ready Graduates"


The Law Regarding Attendance:

California Education Code 48200 & 48293

The parent or legal guardian of a child between the ages of 6-18 years old is responsible for enrolling their child in school and making sure they attend school regularly.


Is your child Truant or Habitual Truant?

Truant = 3 or more unexcused absences

Habitual Truant = 6 or more unexcused absences


Things to know?

If your child arrives to school:

Between 7:30am-7:59am, they are on Time

Between 8:00am-8:29am, they are Tardy

​After 8:30am, they are Late

3 LATES = 1 absence

What can happen if my child continues to be truant?


Continued Truancy may result in a referral to School Attendance Review Board (SARB) and ultimately a court referral or Truancy Citation.


What can I do to make sure my child is no longer Truant?


        1. Send your child to school every day
        2. Make sure your child is in school, in class by 8:00am every day.
        3. Call the school office at (559) 457-3150 and ask to speak with our attendance clerk, home school liaison or office manager.
        4. Request to see, how many days your child has been absent and look into clearing those absents.
        5. Notes from doctors, dentist, or any other specialist are important as they assist us to clear your child's absence.
        6. CALL the school office anytime during the day to clear an absence if your child will not attend school for the day.



Parent Tips:


  1. Send your child to school every day
  2. Talk to your child about school
  3. Send them to school with a positive attitude
  4. Let them know your expectations
  5. Ask him/her how their school day was
  6. Let them know the importance of good attendance and punctuality
  7. Check their grades on ATLAS
  8. Communicate with your child's teacher, school counselor, and other school staff
  9. BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED in their education!

* ​Please contact our school office at (559) 457-3150, if you have any question in regards to attendance.​




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