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Reporting an Absence


Regular school attendance is important. For attendance accounting purposes, the only legally excused absences are illness, visits to the doctor or dentist, and bereavement. All other absences including parent requests are unexcused. The Westminster School District is part of the Orange County Truancy Project. Students having more than three unexcused absences or excessive excused absences may be subject to a School Attendance Review Board (SARB) hearing.


If your child must be absent, please notify the school as soon as possible. Call 714-894-7268 - choose 2 for the attendance line.  Please be prepared to give us the name of your child and his/her teacher, reason for the absence, and the anticipated length of absence. If you do not call, you must send a written, signed excuse with your child the day he/she returns to school. State the reason and the date of the absence. Absences not verified within a week become unexcused absences.