Every Day Counts

Absence Reporting

  • Please call (209) 667-0904 to clear your student's absence within 3 days of missing school.

Attendance Policy

  • The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees believes regular attendance at school is necessary to be a successful student. Therefore, the attendance of each student shall be monitored. Students are expected to attend school regularly and be on time. This is a parent/guardian and student responsibility.

    Letters will be sent home to the parents of students who are absent more than (3) days for any reason informing them of the student’s excessive absences. A poor attendance pattern will have a serious effect on the grades a student receives. If the poor attendance pattern continues, the student will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). Parents are responsible for ensuring regular attendance by students.

    Turlock Junior High School has an automated attendance notification system. When the system calls on the day of the student’s absence, parents should call the attendance office to verify the reason for absence no later than three (3) days after the absence. Daily attendance is critical for student success in junior high school. Every day counts!

Attendance Guidelines

  • Excused Absences from Compulsory Attendance

  • Absence Verification

  • Religious Holiday or Ceremony

Independent Study/Home and Hospital

  • Home & Hospital

  • Short-Term Independent Study

  • Long-Term Independent Study

When do absences become a problem?

  • Chronic Absence = 18 or more days
    Warning Signs = 10-17 days
    Satisfactory = 9 or fewer absences

Absences Add Up

  • Missing just 2 days of school a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.

Attendance Awareness Campaign Infographic