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Excused Absences:                


 ♦Medical/Dental appointments      

 ♦Death or funeral of immediate family  member                                                                   
Tardy students must report to the office for a tardy slip before reporting to class.

We cannot excuse tardies for oversleeping, car troubles, heavy traffic, etc.


Is your child absent?

Please contact our Attendance Clerk: Denisse Aguilar

(510) 723-3875 ext. 9 Email:

Please provide the following information:   
  1. Child's full name
  2. Room Number
  3. Date(s) of absence
  4. Reason for absence
  5. Your name and relationship to student
  6. phone number where you may be reached
  *Within 72 hours of the initial absence.       
Hayward Unified School District and State Law require daily on time school attendance for students between the ages of 6-18 or until high school graduation or              equivalent.     

Attendance Policies

In Bringing Attendance Home, a video from Attendance Works, a variety of parents speak about the importance of school attendance and making sure absences don’t add up. This video offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school.  Studies show that there is direct correlation between daily school attendance and high student achievement. We encourage parents to and guardians to reinforce the importance of daily school attendance and to make every effort to send your child to school every day. 

Hayward Unified School District uses an automated program to monitor attendance and notify parents and legal guardians when students are considered truant. 

First Notification Letter To be classified as a truant, a student has had three (3) unexcused absences or three (3) tardies of 30 minutes or more. Education Code Section 48260.5 requires that the parent/guardian be notified by a letter informing them of what can occur if their child is not in school.

Second Notification Letter – Truancy Meeting If improvements in attendance have not been made, then a 2nd letter will be generated. The 2nd letter will have a time and date that you will need to meet with the Principal or Assistant Principal and Child Welfare and Attendance Outreach Worker to discuss why your student has been absent without valid reasons.

School Attendance Review Board (SARB) If all of the above has failed and your child is still not attending school, then your child will be referred for a School Attendance Review Board (SARB) hearing at Hayward Unified School District. 

Truancy Court Parents or legal guardians may be referred to Alameda County District Attorney's Office if students attendance does not improve after SARB-hearing.  By state law, if a child is truant, a parent or guardian can be held legally responsible. The DA's office is dedicated to working together with educators, school administrators, law enforcement, health professionals and community based organizations to ensure that our youth attend school every day and graduate ready to succeed in college and work.