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Maureen Spielman

School Services Asst II

Attendance Office



Simi Valley Unified School District Attendance Information


SMS Attendance - 805-520-6830 Press 1


Good attendance is crucial to a student's academic success and in forming life-long habits and self-discipline.  The Simi Valley Unified School District attendance policy is very specific and recognizes the joint responsibility of the school district and the parents/guardians in working together to ensure good attendance patterns for all students.



805-520-6830 Press 1 / Ext. 7141 or 7021

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Parents/Guardians should notify the Attendance Office immediately if their student will NOT be attending school or within 24 hours of the absence.  Parent/guardian can CALL, EMAIL or send in a WRITTEN NOTE.  Parent/guardian can call the attendance line anytime day or night and leave a voicemail to clear absences.  Please provide the student first and last name, student ID #, relationship to the student and the date(s) and reason for the absence.

Excused Absences:  illness, medical and dental appointments, death in immediate family, court appearance (verification required), and Quarantine or Immunizations.

Unexcused Absences:  Personal business and vacation. Although these absences may be verified by the parent/guardian, the state of California considers them unexcused and will be listed as a verified unexcused truancy in Aeries.

NOTE: Parents have five school days from the first day of absence to clear/verify their absences with the Attendance Office. After five days, all unverified absences will be recorded as truancies. 

Parents of students with excessive absences will be notified by letter and if necessary will be referred to the School Attendance and Review Board (SARB) and/or law enforcement.

MAKE-UP WORK: Homework requests are taken by the Health Office (805) 520-6830 x7022 for students who will be missing three or more days of school.  If absent less than three days, parents/students are expected to contact a teacher or fellow student for make-up assignments.


Parents/Guardians can call, email, or send in a written note to the Attendance Office to request an early student check-out.  Please try to call at least one hour before you will be picking up the student, so that we can have them waiting for you in the office. 


The student MUST be picked up and signed out at the attendance office by someone who is on the emergency contact list and they must be over 18 years old and show a valid ID to release student.


There exists a direct correlation between on-time attendance in class and academic success. Therefore, Sinaloa takes seriously the responsibility of supporting student punctuality. Students are considered to be tardy to class if they are not in their class at the time the tardy bell rings. Excessive tardies may result in detentions and possible referral to the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB).  Moreover, excessive tardies to any number of classes during any quarter will result in a U in citizenship which will affect Renaissance and Promotion Activity requirements. Effective Aug. 2019, the school administration will be assigning detention to students who are habitually tardy to classes.


# of Tardies





Parent email


Administrative Warning

Parent call


1-2 lunch detentions, depending on severity

Parent call


1-2 after school detentions, depending on severity

Parent conference


One on-campus suspension

Parent conference


Students must also follow their teacher’s individual tardy policy which can be found in the teacher’s classroom management plan.



Periodically, at the discretion of the administration, the campus will conduct a “tardy sweep,” in which all students who are not in class at the time the bell rings will gather in the library for counseling and possible discipline.


Students are expected to be in classes at all times.  Students who are not in class and not excused are considered truant and will be assigned consequences such as detention, administrative U, suspension, or a referral to the Student Attendance and Review Board (SARB).