WVHS | Parent Resources | Attendance


Compulsory attendance laws require that parents send their children to school. The law further states that a student must attend every scheduled session of every class, even if failure is imminent. The law applies to all students until they reach 18 years old. Once a student becomes 18 years old, they become a guest at Westview and can be withdrawn from school if their academic progress, attendance, or behavior is not acceptable.

Attendance Hotline: (858) 780-2020
Attendance will be handled by our Attendance Office. You do not need to call your child's homeroom as in years past. You will call the Attendance Hotline for all attendance: Off Campus Passes, Clearing Absences and Tardies. The Westview Attendance Hotline is (858) 780-2020.

When calling in to excuse your student, please provide student's full name and grade, date of absence, time of absence (all day, or specific times), reason for absence, your name and relationship to student, and a contact number.

Absences will be marked as truancies if not excused within 72 hours.

Truants/Class Cuts

Students who miss an entire day of school without legitimate excuse are considered truant from school and are subject to disciplinary action. If a teacher fails to show up on time, students are to remain by the door until the teacher or administrator arrives. Students who fail to do so will be considered truant from class. Period truancy will be handled through discipline at the school level, including, but not limited to, detention, campus beautification or loss of privileges.

Arriving Late to School

Students arriving late to school any period must go to the Attendance Office for a tardy slip. Students who are more than 30 minutes late are considered absent.

Tardy Policy

Students are expected to be in class on time. If the student arrives late for the fourth time (excused or unexcused), the teacher may refer the student to the Administrator, and the student will be required to fulfill lunch detention and/or campus beautification.

Teacher Hall Pass

Student must have a written office pass signed by a school official to be out of class.

Off-Campus Pass/Early Departure Instructions

Students who need to leave campus during class time must be called in by a parent or guardian prior to the time the student is released. Call the Attendance Hotline for your Off-Campus pass at (858) 780-2020. The following information is required before a pass is sent to your student:

  • Student's name
  • Relationship to the student
  • Time student is to be released
  • Reason

When this information is recorded, a pass will be written for your student to pick up at the Attendance Office.

SARB (Student Attendance Review Board)

Parents or guardians must comply with California Education Code requiring students under 18 years of age to attend school daily. Parents or guardians who fail to meet this obligation may be guilty of an infraction and subject to legal action pursuant to Article 6 of Chapter II of Part 27 of The Education Code.

Twelve excused absences are considered excessive and a Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) letter will be sent to the district office, unless the student brings in a doctor's note for the absence. Subsequent absences will result in issuance of additional letters.  

Students who are truant from school on three (3) different days will have a first truancy letter sent home and a copy sent to the Student Attendance and Discipline Office. Subsequent truant days will result in the issuance of a second and third letter. After three letters of truancy or three letters excessive excused absences have been sent, a SARB court hearing will be scheduled for parents and student to attend.

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