Telephone: 663-6344 and 663-6345 Hours: 6:45 am – 4:00 pm
Excellent attendance is one of the strongest indicators of success in school and in life. Please send your student to school every day. If your student misses school, please call the office or send him/her with a written excuse the next day. The student must take the note to the Attendance Office before returning to class. Students will be penalized with a truant absence and will be assigned a Saturday School if their parent fails to call the office or a written note is not brought to the office within 2 days of the absence. Students must be on time, attend school regularly, and be in all assigned classes.
Students are tardy if they are not in the classroom when the bell rings.Students leaving a note at attendance for a previous absence must be in class before the bell rings or they will be marked tardy. Tardies are cumulative by semester. The tardy policy is listed below.
• First Tardy: Teacher counsels student.
• Second and Third Tardy: The teacher assigns student detention and contacts the
parent or guardian. Failure to serve detention after the appropriate options may result in a referral.
• Fourth Tardy: The student will be referred to the counselor. The counselor may assign a detention and
contact the parent or guardian.
• Fifth and Sixth Tardy: The assistant principal may assign a Saturday School and contact the parent or
• Beyond Sixth: A Parent/Student/Assistant Principal conference with possible referral to the Truancy
Reduction Center, initiation of SARB process and an Attendance Contract.
If your student is absent for a legitimate reason, he/she will have an equal number of days to the days of absence to make up the work. It is the responsibility of the student to ask for and make up work missed. Work that is not completed may result in an “F” grade. Homework may be requested on the third day of absence. The student or parent must call the attendance office at 663‐6344 or 663‐6345 to request homework.
La Quinta is a closed campus. Students may not leave the school at any time during the day, including
lunchtime, without an approved pass from the Attendance Office. All appointments should be scheduled outside of the school day. Students who leave without a pass will be considered truant and assigned Saturday School. Off campus lunch privileges – for lunch only – will be given only to seniors who have an approved senior privilege form on file. Students will only be permitted to leave campus through the Senior parking lot and only after showing their La Quinta I.D. card.