Adolfo Camarillo High School expects all students to be in their assigned classroom with all necessary materials before the tardy bell rings. Good attendance is a shared responsibility between the student and parent. We expect parents to send their children to school each day on time and to report any absence within 3 school days. We expect students to arrive at each class on time, to stay at school and to discuss attendance issues with their parents. It is important that students attend class regularly and on time, except in cases of illness or emergency. Student attendance has a direct correlation with academic performance. Excessive absences or tardies in a class and failure to complete makeup work may result in a grade of “Fail” for that class.
The state of California enforces a Compulsory Education Law (EC48200). Students are expected to attend school regularly until age 18 unless they:
Graduate from High School
Pass the California High School Proficiency Exam.
Obtain (at age 16-17) written parental permission to withdraw due to full-time employment with continuing education in Adult School.
All absences must be reported to the Attendance Office within 3 school days.
The best methods for reporting are:
Respond to the same-day Parent Square notification, sent in the afternoon. You’ll receive a confirmation email.
Call Attendance Hotline Message Center 805-389-6437
Submit written absence note/doctor’s note
The following information must be provided to report an absence:
Student’s ID number
Date(s) of absence (include the time arrived/released for partial day absence)
Reason for absence
Parent/guardian name and signature
Partial Day Absences
When a student arrives late to school, a parent or guardian must report the absence via one of the methods above, and the student must stop by the office to obtain a tardy slip.
For early release, please make sure to follow off campus pass procedures. If a student leaves without an off-campus pass, attendance cannot be excused due to closed campus policy.
ACHS Closed Campus Policy
The Oxnard Union High School District has adopted a closed campus policy for each of the high schools. Once students arrive at school, they must remain on campus until the end of the school day, unless they have brought written authorization from their parents/guardians and received permission from school authorities to leave for a specific purpose. Students who leave campus without such authorization shall be classified as truant.
Off Campus Procedures
Off-campus Requests cannot be submitted after 2:45PM
If parents need to pick up their student, please check them out through the front office and obtain a PINK off-campus pass.
Note that summoning a student to the office may take on average about 15 minutes.
Written requests may be submitted for an off-campus pass. The STUDENT is responsible to pick up pass from the office BEFORE they leave.
Submit note at Office Window 3 before school begins
Pass pick-up is during Nutrition Break or Lunch
If returning to school, bring the PINK off-campus pass back to the office and obtain a readmit slip.
If your student is feeling ill during class, they must obtain a written pass from the teacher to report to the health office.
It is the teacher who determines a tardy. It is recommended that the teacher informs the students at the beginning of each semester what is considered a tardy.
Consequence for Tardiness
1-7 tardies in single class: Teacher’s discretion to assign Detention / Saturday School
8 or more tardies total – student meets with Attendance Advisor. Discretion to assign Detention, Saturday School, implement ACHS Attendance Contract
10 or more tardies may lead to a grade of “Fail” for that class due to non-performance (Board Policy 5121)