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All absences must be verified with a note that is written and signed by a parent or guardian or an email directly to the attendance clerk from the email address on record. This must be done within three days of the absence. The school may require verification from medical doctors, dentists, etc. Documentation must be presented to the office immediately upon return.

SPHS is a closed campus, meaning no student can leave during the school day without prior authorization. Aside from the senior privilege cards, a student who needs to leave during the day must bring a note from his/her parent/guardian stating the time of the day student must leave; reason for leaving; and expected time of return. Upon re-entering school, the student presents and signed and/or Dr. stamp on the off-campus permit to the Attendance window to receive an admit form.

A Late Start Restorative Reset session will be assigned for every five truancies/tardy marks per month or for every five late marks in any one period. Students will be notified by mail as well as by auto-dialer when they fall into this category. Students can check the Student Services office window to see if they have been assigned a Late Start or Saturday Restorative Rest session for that week.

Each student is responsible for obtaining an admit/grounds permit (off-campus pass) and make-up work. The Attendance Office has an open-door policy and all students are encouraged to get a copy of their attendance.

Ruth Carlson, Attendance Clerk - [email protected]
(626) 441-5820 Ext. 2909 (626) 441-5825 FAX
Please contact for questions or concerns regarding the following: 
  • Absences
  • Attendance Policy
  • Tardy vs. Late
  • Truancy
  • Independent Study