EXCESSIVE ABSENCE LETTER
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[INSERT DATE]

Dear [Grade Level] Parent/Guardian:

You are receiving this letter because your child has excessive excused or unexcused absences.

Please remember the LAUSD goal for all students is to maintain a Proficient/Advanced attendance rate of 96% or higher throughout the entire school year. Proficient/Advanced attendance is directly tied to student achievement. Understand that your child is NOT meeting the 96% attendance goal and has already accumulated more than 7 absences. At this time, your child is at serious risk of falling behind.

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A review of our records shows that your child, [Student Name]:

          checkbox Has an attendance rate of           %.

          checkbox Has accumulated           absences.

 

All students are expected to attend school every day, on time. According to the California Education Code, "each person between the ages of 16 and 18 years not exempted is subject to compulsory full-time education. Any student who is absent from school without valid excuse on three occasions, or tardy for more than 30 minutes in a school day on three occasions in one school year, is a truant and will be reported to the attendance supervisor or the superintendent of the school district."

We understand that [Grade Level] can be a challenging transitional year. The following programs! are available to support you and your child:

[INSERT Examples]:

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We strongly encourage you to seek assistance. Please contact           at           .

WE WANT YOUR CHILD TO SUCCEED, BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!

Sincerely,

 

Principal