Policies » Attendance/Tardies


  • To reach the Attendance Office, please dial (714) 663-6244
  • Mrs. Gonzalez assists students with last names (A-L)
  • Mrs. Mantle assists students with last names (M-Z)

Parents/guardians are required to make sure that their student brings a note after every absence OR phone the office the day of the absence.  The note should indicate the reason and date(s) of absence.  Students who fail to verify their absence will be marked truant and assigned to Saturday School.  Students also have 3 days to clear a marked truancy.

The following attendance definitions, established in the California Education Code, will be in effect for the coming year:

Excused Absence (E)

Personal illness

Official quarantine by a county or city health officer

Appointments to receive medical, dental, optometry, or quarantine            services

Attendance at the funeral of a member of the student’s immediate family

Permissive Absence (P)

An absence excused by the parent for personal reasons.  The school must be notified by the parent or guardian prior to the absence.  Examples include court appearance, family vacation, and observance of religious holidays.

Unexcused Absence (U)

An unexcused absence is an absence which occurs with parent knowledge but without prior notification to the school.  Examples include babysitting, helping at home, oversleeping, transportation problems, and on vacation without prior school clearance.

Truancy Absence (T)

A truancy is an absence which occurs without the knowledge and consent of the school/parent.  Students shall not receive credit for assignments and tests missed while truant.  Detention(s)/Saturday School/On-campus suspension will be assigned for all truancies.  Excessive excused absences, 3 or more truancies and/or tardies may result in initiating the Student Attendance Review Board process.



Students who need to leave campus before the end of their school day for any reason must check out through the attendance office.  Students must have an office issued pass in their possession any time they wish to leave campus, including lunchtime.  Students who leave campus without office clearance will be assigned to Saturday School. Students without a 1st, 5th or 6th period class MUST obtain a sticker for their IDs indicating “No Class P.1, etc.” from the Attendance Office.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Garden Grove Unified School District is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all students in admissions and access to the district's educational programs, guidance and counseling programs, athletic programs, testing procedures, and other activities. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, including harassment, bullying, and intimidation, on the basis of actual or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code. Discrimination also is prohibited based on a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Executive Director, K-12 Educational Services, 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA (714) 663-6143, is the designated, administrative officer of the school district.
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