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Students may be on campus at 7:30 a.m. on school days. No supervision will be provided before 7:30 a.m. 
Unless attending the after-school program, all students K-5 must be picked up after school by 3:00 pm, and middle school students must be picked up by 3:30 pm. K-5 students with middle school siblings may be picked up between 3:15 and 3:30 pm along with middle school students.  Please be prompt in picking up your child(ren). Our staff may have other obligations after 3:30 pm. Children will only be released to parents/guardians and other adults named in your registration packet. Please contact the office if your child will be picked up by someone other than a parent or guardian. We will not release students to adults we don’t recognize as parents or guardians unless specifically informed to do so by the parent/guardian. 

Regular attendance is compulsory and mandated by the California Education Code. Achieve Charter School encourages and acknowledges students who display a 97% attendance rate each month.  We strongly recommend that all vacations and pleasure trips be scheduled during school vacation days and not during scheduled school days. If the need should arise that an absence is due to a non-school vacation, the student will be expected to make up their missed assignments upon return. If a student is absent due to illness, his/her homework may be picked up after school. 
  • Thirty days of absenteeism during a school year may constitute a reasonable cause for retention. This may also be interpreted as ten days per trimester. When work has been made up, report cards may be distributed.   
  • In order to meet requirements for promotions, class work missed because of absenteeism (or its equivalent substituted by the teacher) must be completed satisfactorily. Please refer to the classroom teacher. 
  • State Law requires a written excuse whenever a child is ABSENT or TARDY. A child is marked tardy when he/she arrives after the morning assembly has begun (8:00 for Middle School and 8:10 for Elementary School). In the event of being tardy five times in a trimester, a notice will be sent to the parents/guardians. 
  • Students leaving campus early for any reason must be signed out in the office by an adult specified on the student’s emergency contact list. 

  • Notify the school of absence by 9:00 a.m., indicating why your student is absent. 
  • Notify the school immediately if a child has a communicable disease. 
  • Always keep a child home who is obviously sick, contagious,  or who has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher 
  • An absence note is required upon return to school.

It is very important that a parent/guardian notify the office when a student is absent. When there is no verification within three (3) school days, the absences are considered unexcused and the student truant (Ed Code 48260). When leaving a message, please state your child's name, your name, teacher's name, date of absence, and the reason. 

Students who are tardy for school for any reason must check into the office.  Students must obtain a tardy slip before being admitted to class. Tardiness will be excused for professional appointments. Other situations may also be considered excused and are left to the Principal’s discretion. Arriving while morning assembly is in progress or after it has begun is considered tardy. Students may not join the assembly until they have checked in at the office. 

Appointments during school hours are to be kept at a minimum. If unavoidable, the child MUST be signed out and signed back in at the school office. When your child has an appointment during the school day, please bring them to school before or after the appointment. Schools receive funding even if a student attends for a partial day. Funding provides curriculum, books, supplies, and other necessities. 

Your child's attendance is very important. We appreciate that you use our school calendar to adjust your trips so they are not scheduled on school days. Although, if your child must miss three consecutive days or more of school, please arrange with the school office and your child's teacher to sign up for the Independent Study Program. Your child will receive an independent study packet, which will help them stay on track and Achieve will receive funding for each day they are in the program and engaged. Please remember to sign and return the complete independent study packet with the assigned work to the school office or your child’s teacher within 3 days of your child returning to school.