Every minute, every day is what is necessary for your child to receive an education and prepare him/her for a successful future. Regular attendance is required at Rolando Park. California Education Code mandates that students attend school daily and arrive on time. Parents play a major role in developing the strong importance of regular attendance.

All medical or dental appoints should be made after school or during winter or spring breaks. If it is necessary for your child to be absent from school, please call our front office at 619-344-3600. When leaving information on the answering machine, state your child's name, room number, reason for absence, and your relationship to the child. Any absence not cleared by phone requires a note written by a parent/guardian and delivered to the attendance office.

Please remember that the only excused absences are:

  • illness
  • quarantine by a health officer
  • medical or dental appointment (please try to schedule late in the day)
  • attendance at the funeral of an immediate family member
  • observance of a religious holiday

All other reasons for absences are unexcused and result as a truancy on your student's attendance record. Serious attendance issues will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) and can eventual lead to court prosecution.

Independent Study Contracts

Although we discourage that your child is out of school for any length of time, if this circumstance cannot be avoided you can arrange for a Contract for Independent Study (CIS) for your child's schoolwork. This enables your child to receive attendance credit while keeping up with schoolwork during the absence from school. Please notify the attendance office and/or your child's teacher two weeks in advance (or as far in advance as possible) so an independent contract may be arranged for your child.

Leaving During School Hours

Any person picking up a student from Rolando Park must present a photo ID and their name must appear on the current enrollment card. Adults must come to the office and complete required documentation before the student will be released.


Students who arrive at school before 8:00 a.m. should go directly to their classroom where the teacher will mark them tardy. Students arriving after this time must report to the attendance office for a late slip.


A truant student is one who is absent from class without permission or is tardy to class for more than 30 minutes. Truancies will be reported to the administrator immediately for parent contact. State law dictates that truancies will not be tolerated.

Leaving the School Grounds

NO CHILD is to leave the school grounds after he/she has arrived in the morning without special permission from the office. If a child leaves for any reason, he/she must be signed out by an adult listed on the student's enrollment card in the office.

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