September 16, 2022
Evening with the Principal - Wednesday, September 21
Meet our new Spectra Art Teacher!
Ms. Zha graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in Product Development. Since then, she has worked in the fashion industry as a product photographer, designer, and digital content creator. She loves working on her own art projects and in her free time she loves exploring different media and techniques.
Spectra Art classes will begin on September 26.
A Reminder About the Importance of Good Attendance
You may notice this year that PAUSD is running a tighter process on our Attendance Policy. Here is the district's policy and I encourage you to read it carefully. If you have questions, please contact our Office Clerk, Cecilia Perez, email@example.com. Please remember, daily attendance is critical to school success - every second in the classroom counts! Instructional time with your children is sacred!!
PAUSD Attendance Policy
PAUSD Attendance Policy:
Every Student is expected to attend school daily, unless there is a valid justification for the absence (Education Code 48200)
Illness or injury verified by parent, guardian or medical professional
Funeral of immediate family member (includes anyone residing with the student): 1 day in
state or 3 days for outside the state or country
Medical, dental, COVID-19 related, optometric or chiropractic appointment verified by written
note from medical professional
Quarantine: Directed by a county or city health official
Exclusions by school nurse: immunizations or lice (should take one day to clean up and only
one day is excused)
Approved participation in a school co-curricular activity in which the student represents the
school or district
Running errands for family
Vacations or trips
Any absence without documentation or note from parent, guardian or medical professional
All absences must be verified within three (3) school days. Verification of student absences will only be accepted from doctors, other medical professionals, and parents/guardians, either by note, email, phone, or other electronic means. If verification has not been received within the three-day period, the absence(s) will be unexcused, and the student will be at risk of becoming truant.
Truancy/Unexcused Absence Notification Letters
- 1st Letter: 3 tardies over 30 minutes/unexcused absences from school.
- 2nd Letter: 6 total tardies over 30 minutes/unexcused absences from school. At this point, a formal conference will be held with the Principal to discuss ways to improve tardies/absences for the child. A 'My Attendance Success Plan' worksheet will be filled out at the meeting at this meeting.
- 3rd Letter: 9 tardies over 30 minutes/unexcused absences from school. This triggers the following meeting:
SARB Meeting (School Attendance Review Board, Education Code 48293) -
Consisting of family members, school personnel, School District officials, Police, Social Workers, etc, to discuss ways to improve attendance at school.