Attendance Office & Advisors
Closed Campus Policy: Students are not permitted to leave campus during the school day for any reason without first going through the attendance office. Students found violating closed campus will be subject to disciplinary action.
Drop-Offs: Unfortunately, the office is unable to accept or deliver personal items (i.e. lunch) to students. Instructional time is important and will not be interrupted. If you must deliever an item, please come at break or lunch.
If your student will be absent:
Leaving campus without school authorization will result in disciplinary action. We are a closed campus!
If your student will be tardy:
Being on time to class is the responsibility of the student. Students who are not in their seat or station when instruction begins are classified as tardy.
An excused tardy is given only for a signed pass from a attendance staff member. Students are tardy for more than 30 minutes more than 6 times can be referred to our Student Attendance Review Board (SARB).
Schools in California are funded on a system of ADA (Average Daily Attendance). When your student is absent all day for any reason, our school district cannot receive funding for your child.
Because school attendance is mandatory, multiple cases of unexcused absences are reported to the School Attendance Review Board and ultimately to the Santa Clara County District Attorney. Students who use school time to take family vacations not only take funds away from our school, but can also be cited for truancy.
If you know your student will be absent, please phone or e-mail the student's Attendance Office to report the absence and request work from the teachers.
The Silver Creek Attendance Office is located across from the Library and behind X-Building.
If you know in advance that your student will be absent for more than five consecutive days (due to a reason othar than illness), please contact the Attendance Secretary to apply for Short Term Independent Study (STIS). This must be done at least a week prior to the absences. STIS is an temporary educational alternative to classroom instruction that allows a student to maintain their grades. A student's guardian can apply for STIS when their child is likely to be away from school for no less than 5 days and no more than 15 consecutive days. Once accepted, students are responsible for completing schoolwork. Provided the work is completed, students receive a grade and absences are excused. Please contact Mrs. James in E-1 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process.
Students can make up unexcused absences by attending a Saturday Attendance Recovery session. These sessions will be held approximately twice per month. Additionally, one session each month will provide academic support for your student.
Attendance Review Conference/ Student Attendance REview Board
For students who have attendance issues will be referred to our Attendance Review Conference (ARC) located on campus. Students can be referred for 3 unexcused absences on 3 occasions in one school year or who are missing 10% of the school year. Parents will be invited to contact the school and attend; failure to attend will result in a referral to our Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) at our District Office.