Attendance Policy

What happens when my child is sick and cannot come to school?
Please send an email to attendance@harveymilk.com if your child is going to be absent or tardy for any of the following:

  • Illness
  • Medical appointment (Doctor or Dentist)
  • For any purpose of Jury Duty when required by the law
  • Appointments, conferences, or interviews with attorney’s, law enforcement officers, probation officers and/or immigration appointments
  • Religious holiday observance or religious ceremony
  • Funeral Services (One Day in California, Three Days Out of State)

In the email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Your child’s name
  • The reason your child will be absent or tardy
  • Your child’s room number
  • Contact phone number

You also continue to report absences or tardies by call the Main Office at 415.241.6276. Please leave a message if no one is available to pick up the phone.

A student who is absent due to illness and has not informed the school of this absence will be considered as an “unexcused absence.”

    What is considered an excused absence?See the full attendance policy for a complete list of excused absences.What happens when my child is late to school?A student who arrives after 9:30 am is considered tardy.

    • Please have your child check into the office to inform the student advisor (Room 105) that your child is tardy before checking into your child’s classroom.
    • If you are tardy to school due to a doctor’s appointment, please bring in your appointment verification form/letter explaining why you are tardy to school.

    What happens if my child has many unexcused absences?If a student has unexcused absences, the school will send letters home, call the student’s home, and request meeting with the parent/guardian to develop an action plan and identify any support services the family needs to help the student get to school.If I know my child will be absent for an extended period of time, what should I do?It is extremely important that your child does not miss any learning time. Planning family vacations or trips during the school year is not advised. Your child loses valuable learning time. View the full attendance policy for information regarding short-term independent study.