Students are expected to attend school regularly and on time.
It is the parents’/guardians’ responsibility that students attend school and classes on time every day.
School district policy and state law require daily school attendance for students between the ages of 6 and 18.
Students shall be classified as truant if they are absent from school without a valid excuse for three full days in one school year or tardy for more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combinations thereof.
Such students and their parents are subject to a SART meeting to create attendance intervention strategies aimed at improving student attendance.
Students who violate attendance contracts created at SART meetings are subject to SARB hearings, which may result in school removal or referral to Truancy Court.
For more information on attendance, including explanations of excused vs. unexcused absences, please reference the TRUSD Student and Parent Handbook or call the King Academy Attendance Office at (916) 566-3490.
Early Dismissals require an ID of an adult listed on the emergency card for every dismissal.
Students will not be dismissed without an adult present.
The rights of parents/guardians of district students include, but are not limited to, the following:
4. To be notified on a timely basis if their child is absent from school without permission (Education Code 51101)
14. To be informed in advance about school rules, including disciplinary rules and procedures in accordance with Education Code 48980, attendance policies, dress codes and procedures for visiting the school (Education Code 51101)
The legislature of the State of California has established that it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child/children attend school. Further, it has authorized penalties which may be assessed against the parent for failure to do so.
Failure to attend will mean that the school authorities will refer the parents and students to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB), and if necessary, to the District Attorney’s office.
A student‘s absence shall be excused for the following reasons:
Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer
Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic appointments
Attendance at funeral service for a member of the immediate family
Excused absence in this instance shall be limited to one day if the service is conducted in California or three days if the service is conducted out of state.
"Immediate family” shall be defined as mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister or any relative living in the student’s immediate household.
Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without valid excuse 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 and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or to the superintendent of the school district.
Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)
A referral for a SARB Hearing may result from habitual truancy, irregular attendance, habitual insubordination or disorderly conduct at school.
SARB may direct alternative education placement, a contractual agreement or other resource interventions deemed necessary by the panel members.
SARB hearings may involve the District Attorney, Probation Department, Twin River Police Department or other law enforcement agency, Department of Human Assistance Investigation, School Nurses or Department of Human Assistance Social Services.
If a pupil violates the recommendations of the SARB panel, sanctions such as educational setting changes, reduction of county aid, postponement of driving privileges and/or other legal actions may be enforced.
The juvenile court may require a drivers’ license held by the minor to be surrendered to the court. If the minor does not yet have the privilege to drive the court may postpone the time the pupil becomes eligible to drive up to one year.