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Woodside Attendance Hotline: (925) 682-8000 x7755

Please call whenever your child is absent. Please provide the following info:

 

  1. Child's Name
  2. Room Number
  3. Teacher Name
  4. Date and reason for absence
  5. Your name and relationship to student

OR you may email this information to Woodside at: woodsideattendance@mdusd.org

Please note that an uncleared absence is = a Truancy

Detailed Attendance Information

Missing a School Day?

Absences – There are only three (3) types of absences that are excusable: 

  1. Illnesses
  2. Doctor/Medical Appointments
  3. Funerals

Sate and District Policy states the “parents have 72 hours” (3 days) to report and “clear” a student’s absence.  If the reason for the absence is not reported to the school and “cleared”, the absence defaults to a Truancy.

There are several ways to report an absence:

  • e-Mail:  woodsideattendance@mdusd.org
  • Attendance Hotline:  (925) 682-8000 ext. 7755 (leave a voice mail)
  • Note from parent/guardian delivered to the Office

Please be sure to include the following information when reporting and absence:

  1. Student’s first and last name
  2. Student’s teacher’s name
  3. Student’s grade level
  4. Your name and relationship to the student, e.g., mother, father, grandparent, etc.
  5. The reason for the absence, e.g., illness, funeral, vacation, etc.
  6. The phone number where you can be reached in case additional information is needed

An “Uncleared” absence = a Truancy

Arrival at school 30 or more minutes after the official start of the school day for no excusable reason = A Tardy and Counts toward a Truancy Letter

Leaving school 30 or more minutes before the end of the school day for no excusable reason = A Tardy and Counts toward a Truancy Letter