WELCOME! My name is Cindy Kolb and I am the Attendance Technician here at Placerita. I look forward to meeting the Placerita parents throughout the school year. In the meantime, I would like to provide you with some information that you may find helpful regarding your student’s attendance.
ABSENCES: When a student is absent, it is very important that the absence be cleared by a parent or guardian as soon as possible. You may call me during the day, or any time after hours, and leave a message on my voicemail. The phone number for Placerita is 661-259-1551, and the attendance desk can be reached by choosing option 3. Absences must be cleared by a parent or guardian only. When leaving a message, please include the student’s name, the date of absence, and the reason for absence. To leave a message in Spanish, please choose option 4 for Mrs. Martinez in the Health Office.
STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL: When a student will be arriving late to school, a parent or guardian should notify the attendance office by calling or sending a note with their student. A parent does not have to accompany the student into the office if they have already alerted attendance that the student will be arriving late. A student who is more than thirty minutes late, without an excuse from a parent, is considered truant and may be referred to an administrator.
STUDENTS LEAVING EARLY FROM SCHOOL: If a student needs to leave early during the school day, they can bring a note that morning to the attendance office, or they can be summoned from class when a parent arrives. To expedite the process, parents can also call ahead and we can summons the student in time for their arrival. Students may only be picked up by a parent or guardian, or someone who is listed on their emergency card. If they are being picked up by someone who is not listed on the emergency card, we must have something in writing from a parent or guardian, granting us permission to release the student to that person. In addition, parents will be called when a sibling is picking up a student, even if the sibling is listed on the emergency card.
INDEPENDENT STUDY: When a student will be absent for 5 or more school days, it is recommended that they participate in our Independent Study program. This allows them to receive their make-up work before they leave so they can stay current on their assignments. A teacher is assigned to collect the work for the student prior to their leaving. It is important to provide as much notice as possible so that teachers have time to compile the necessary assignments. To arrange for a student to be on Independent Study, please call the attendance office as soon as you are aware of the upcoming absence.
PLEASE feel free to contact me with any questions!