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Absence From School

Students are expected to be in school daily unless they are ill. If your child is absent from school, please call the office to report the reason. You only need to call the first day, if he/she will be absent more than one consecutive day. If you are unable to call, please send a written, signed excuse with your child the day he/she returns to school. State the reason and the date of absences.

Unexcused absences are truancies and are detrimental to student learning. After 3 unexcused absences, a student is considered to be a habitual truant. Westmont participates in a program called "Abolish Chronic Truancy", organized through the District Attorney's office. Parents who do not send their children to school regularly will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Good attendance leads to increased academic progress.

Please schedule appointments before or after school whenever possible. Excessive early pick-ups will result in not qualifying for perfect attendance.