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24 Hour Attendance Line 335-3812


Please be sure to leave the student's name, your name and relationship to the student, date of and the reason for the absence within 72 hours of the absence or it may be recorded as unexcused.  



Absence Policy

  • A parent or guardian must call the 24-hour attendance line at 335-3812 within 72 to report any student absence.  The parent or guardian must leave a date, reason, and phone number when reporting an absence.  If an absence is not reported within 72 hours, the absence may be recorded as unexcused.
  • An automated message will call home each night to report absences. If parents answer the call and leave a message about the absence on the machine, no further contact is required.
  • California Education Code recognizes only the following reasons as excused absences: personal illness; religious holidays; medical or dental services; serious family emergencies; and/or school suspension.
  • All other absences will be recorded as unexcused. For example, a family trip is not an excused absence.
  • If your student will be missing five or more days, please contact the registrar for an independent studies contract.  You must notify the office two weeks prior to the absence to arrange for this.
  • If a student is absent from the school day, that student may not participate in any extracurricular school activity that day, including sporting events and dances.  This applies to both excused and unexcused absences.
  • Habitually absent and/or tardy students and their parents may be referred to the Attendance Review Board.
  • The detailed SLVUSD attendance policy can be found at


Tardy Policy

  • Tardy LESS than 30 minutes, unexcused = student must sign into school in the office, we do not need to hear from a parent / guardian.
  • Tardy LESS than 30 minutes, excused = student must sign into the office with a parent / guardian or the student can sign into the office with a note or phone call from a parent / guardian to excuse a tardy.
  • More than 30 minutes late, unexcused OR excused = student must sign into the office with a parent / guardian or the student can sign into the office with a note or phone call from a parent / guardian to excuse the late arrival.  If the late arrival is not excused by a parent / guardian, an absence call will go home in the evening.  Unexcused late arrivals (more than 30 minutes) count toward truancy totals. 
  • Students with three or more unexcused tardy or late arrivals may receive a progressive school consequence.
  • Excused reasons for being late are medical/dental appointments or illness.
  • Plan ahead for Traffic and weather as they are not reasons to excuse a tardy.

Using PowerSchool to track your student’s attendance


PowerSchool accounts

At SLVMS, Parents / Guardians have the ability to view their student’s attendance through PowerSchool (they may also view historical grades here - current grades are on Schoology). Parents / Guardians may also choose to receive daily text and/or email notifications when their student is marked absent.  You can set this up within your PowerSchool account. 


How to access PowerSchool 

If you would like a PowerSchool account set up or have simply forgotten  your password, please email the Registrar, Melissa Avilla at [email protected].  


Please access the PowerSchool Parent Portal at: . 

Then, login with your access Access ID and Access Password.