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Westbrook, Stephanie
Attendance Clerk


Attendance Policy

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 All students at Dominguez High School are required to maintain good attendance because academic achievement and school attendance are directly correlated.  Students are required to attend class regularly and to arrive promptly.  Only by attending regularly can they take the best advantage of their classes.  By arriving promptly, they make the best possible use of class time and cause the least possible disturbance to those students ready to begin their work.

 When a student is tardy

 When a student is tardy to school for any reason, that student must bring a note from home to present to the teacher.  Periodically, Dominguez will have tardy sweeps.  During the tardy sweep students will report to the Gymnasium and will be  issued a pass to class.  If students are late after a sweep they must report to Room F-1 for a pass.

 When a student is absent

 When a student has missed a class or classes, that student must take a note from the parent/guardian to the Attendance Office.  The note should have the following information:

  1. Date of absence
  2. Reason for absence
  3. First and Last Name, birthday and grade of student
  4. Signature of parent or guardian

 The readmit slip which the student receives must be presented to the teacher of each class period at the beginning of class.  The attendance office is open at 7:30 a.m.daily.  The attendance office issues re admits from 7:30 a.m.until 7:55 a.m.After five days, each absence that has not been cleared with a note from home will be changed to truant.  Re-admits are also issued between class periods and during lunch.  Re-admits are not issued after lunch break.


 Early dismissal

 A student who must leave campus for an appointment before the end of the school day must bring a note from the parent/guardian explaining the reason BEFORE classes begin at 7:30 a.m.  A student will receive a permit to leave grounds from the attendance office only after verification of the request.  All requests are verified by phone call.  The permit to leave grounds must be signed by parents/guardian or doctor and used by the student as a readmit the following day. Phone calls from parents are not accepted to release students.  


If a parent/guardian comes to the Attendance Office with a request for a student to leave early, you must be on the student’s emergency information card and you will be required to produce a valid picture identification card.  A student cannot and will not be released by a telephone request.


We thank you in advance for your cooperation this school year.  If there are any questions or concerns you may contact the Attendance office at (562) 630-0142.