Punctuality is critical and, therefore, students are considered to be tardy by 8:15 AM.
Students are considered truant after three days of tardiness exceeding 30 minutes each. A
Student Attendance Review Team convenes with parents for students who are considered
truant. Student that are tardy interrupt instruction for all students.
VERIFICATION OF ABSENCES:
MHS is required by law to secure an absence excuse from an adult when a child has been
reported absent from school. All absences from school must be verified by a written note,
email or call to the office (626) 441-5860 ext. 6901 from a parent or guardian upon returning to
school. The note is to state the date(s) of the absence and the specific reason for the
absence. Parents must notify the health clerk before a student returns if they have had a
communicable disease, fracture, or been a doctor’s care for a prolonged illness.