Patricia Dreizler High School recognizes the importance of communication when dealing with attendance policies.
If your student is absent, please contact our office on the day of the absence at:
If you would like to report an absence online:
Please make sure all information is correct in the designated fields. Email verification will be made within 48 hours of submission.
Do not report a tardy or request for Off-Grounds Permit online, it will NOT be accepted.
California Education code states that a student may be excused from school for the following reasons only:
- Illness – Excused up to 3 absences, cumulative. Doctor's note required after 3 absences. If a student shows a pattern of chronic absenteeism due to illness, physician verification of any further student absences may be required.
- Medical or dental appointment – Doctor's note stating date and time of appointment is required upon return to campus. Absence not excused until note received.
- Political / civic event – Student must notify school ahead of absence. One absence is excused per year.
The school will also excuse the following:
- Court appearance
- Religious observance
- School business/activity.
Please note that teachers are not required to provide make-up work for unexcused absences.