Main Office

General School Information

The school telephone number is (707) 556-8590.  The fax number is (707) 556-8595.

 

School Hours

The school yard does not open for students until 8:15amStudents are not to arrive before 8:15am.  There is no supervision before that time.  Students will be allowed onto the campus to "Get Moving"  between 8:15am and 8:30am. 

Kindergarten    8:30-1:30     Monday - Friday

1st-5th              8:30-1:30      Wednesday

1st -5th             8:30- 3:00     Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

 

Attendance and Tardy Policy

At Pennycook we believe that in order for our students to receive the best preparation and education, they must be in school every day.  The Governing Board believes that regular attendance plays an important role in student achievement. The Education Code requires that children between the ages of 6-18 attend school full-time. (E.C. 48200).  Punctuality is a trait which a good school citizen exhibits each day.  Students must be physically in the classroom or in their chairs and ready to study when the bell rings in order to be considered on time (i.e. present).

 

Please use our 24 hour attendance mailbox if your child will be absent or tardy (Frequent tardiness affects your child’s academic success.  School starts promptly at 8:30am.).   Call the school phone number and press 1 to report your child’s absence. 

  • Excused Absences

Absence from school shall be excused only for health reasons, family emergencies, and justifiable personal reasons, as permitted by law, Board policy, and administrative regulations. (Education Code 48205).  Inasmuch as class participation is an integral part of students' learning experiences, parents/guardians and students shall be encouraged to schedule medical appointments during nonschool hours. When a student who has been absent returns to school, he/she shall present a satisfactory explanation verifying the reason for the absence. Absences shall be verified by the student's parent/guardian, other person having control of the minor, or the student if age 18 or older. (Education Code 46012; 5 CCR 306)

The following methods may be used to verify student absences:

1.      Written note, fax, email, or voice mail from parent/guardian or parent representative.

2.      Conversation, in person or by telephone, between the verifying employee and the student's parent/guardian or parent representative. The employee shall subsequently record the following:

a.      Name of student

b.       Name of parent/guardian or parent representative

c.        Name of verifying employee

d.      Date(s) of absence

e.      Reason for absence

3.      Physician's verification.

a.      When excusing students for confidential medical services or verifying such appointments, district staff shall not ask the purpose of such appointments but may contact a medical office to confirm the time of the appointment.

b.      When a student has had 14 absences in the school year for illness verified by methods listed above, any further absences for illness shall be verified by a physician.

  • Tardy

 A student is considered tardy if he or she is not in his/her classroom by 8:30am. Students who are tardy (8:45am-9:00am) should report directly to the main office.  Tardiness is only excused if a student has a medical, dental, legal appointment or there is a death in the family. All excused tardiness requires appropriate documentation.  A tardy is defined as arrival to class after the first ten (10) minutes of the class period. Arrival to class 10 to 29 minutes after the bell will constitute as excessive tardy. Arrival to class 30 minutes or later is truant. Excessive tardy students will receive a verbal warning and other steps as defined by the site’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports guidelines.

  • < >E.C. 48260 (a) Any pupil who is absent from school without valid excuse three full days in one school year or tardy or absent for more than any 30  minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant.

     

    Unverified or unexcused periods absent or tardy in excess of 30 minutes, which is defined as “late” 3

    Times, or 3 unverified or unexcused days absent, and/or any combination therein.

     

    First truancy letter to parents.

     

    Meet with Principal.

    Unverified or unexcused periods absent or tady in excess of 30 minutes, which is defined at “late” 4 times, or  more unverified or unexcused days absent, and/or any combination therein.

     

    Second truancy notice to parents. Referral to SST or SART.

    Unverified or unexcused periods absent or tardy in excess of 30 minutes, which is defined as “late” on 5th occasion or 5 unverified or unexcused days absent, and/or any combination therein.

    Third letter to parent. Referral to Student and School Accountability.

     Child is now deemed a habitual truant.

     

    Once deemed a habitual truant, the child’s school now makes a recommendation for a School Attendance Review Board (SARB) hearing.