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Reporting Absence

Reporting an absence during Distance Learning Instruction is the same as it was during in-person instruction previously. Please contact our attendance office and let us know the following information:

  • Student First and Last Name
  • Parent First and Last Name
  • Parent Phone Number
  • Date of Absence
  • Reason for Absence

Please contact us with the above information via email, phone, or fax:


Valid Excuses for Absences

Per California Education Code 48205 and Mt. Diablo Unified School District Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113, the below are valid reasons for an absence to be excused.

Excused Absences*:

  • Illness or injury of the student
  • Medical, dental, optometrical, or chiropractic appointments
  • Student attendance at a funeral service
  • Quarantine imposed by a city or county health official

Unexcused absences that the school should be notified of*:

  • Vacations
  • Transportation issues
  • Sporting Events


Attendance as seen during Distance Learning

Teachers are recording your child's attendance by 4:00pm each day through the codes provided by CA State Department of Education to represent their highest level of participation for that day:

  • P = Present: Online synchronous instruction, 1:1 office hours
  • 4 = Online Activity: Completed a test, turning in assignments, etc
  • 3 = Communication w/ Certificated Staff: 2-way communication with student and/or parent online or by email
  • A = Absent (none of the above engagement)

Support Staff Code:

  • 6 = Support Service Access: Speech Therapy, OT, PT, Counseling