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Parents/Guardians, please call 925-682-8000 x 5090 to report an absence on the morning your child will be absent or e-mail


Voice Mail Attendance Line

(925) 682-8000 x5090


To report an absence for your student, call the 24 hour Voice Mail Attendance Line within three days of the student’s absence.  ANY UNCLEARED ABSENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED A TRUANCY AFTER THREE DAYS.


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Arriving Late to School

  • School starts promptly at 8:00 a.m.
  • All students are expected to be at school by 7:55 a.m., and in their first period classes by 8:00 a.m.
  • Students arriving after 8:10 a.m. must report to the office for a tardy pass.
  • Tardies for waking up late, transportation issues, lost pets, etc., will NOT be excused.


Returning from an Absence

Students MUST report to the Office when returning from any type of absence from school.

  • Bring a note signed by a parent, guardian or doctor, including: First & last name of student, reason for the absence and date(s) of the absence(s).
  • Bring the note to the Office between 7:30 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. on the day you return to school.  If your parent has called in the absence, you do not need to bring in a note.


Permission to Leave During the School Day

Please come directly to the office to sign out your student(s).  Bring Your Photo ID

  • All students need a PERMIT TO LEAVE
  • leaving campus during the school day.
  • Absences will not be cleared if students leave campus without a permit.
  • We will collect your student from class when you arrive at the office to sign your student out.
  • You can call in a permit to leave or e-mail the attendance office at


Tardies During the School Day

Students are to be inside their classrooms at the beginning of each period.  The primary responsibility for the enforcement of punctuality to each period rests with the teachers. The VVMS tardy policy allows for periodic tardy sweeps prior to the start of class.

Tardy Policy

Students with three or more tardies to a single class will receive an administrative detention. Students in a in a 3 period core get 4 opportunities to be late and will receive a detention on the 5th tardy.  If it is a 2 period core, they would get 3 opportunities to be late, and receive a detention on the 4th tardy. (Lunch Detention or Friday Detention).


The following kinds of absences are classified as truancies:

  • Absences from school (all day or period absences) without the knowledge or consent of the parent/guardian.
  • Staying out of class without permission while remaining on campus.
  • Leaving the campus or classroom during the school day, or before first period.
  • All absences that remain unexcused after the 72-hour allowance period.

NOTE:  Once students arrive at school, they are not allowed to leave campus unless signed out by an authorized adultStudents participating in any of the above absences are truant and will be required to make up the time missed in detention, and will be expected to make up missed work. Parents of students with excessive absences/tardies will receive letters regarding their student’s attendance, and may be asked to attend a SART (Student Attendance Review Team) meeting at the school.  If attendance does not improve, students may be referred to the SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) process through the school district. 

Class work, tests and assignments given during a student’s unexcused absence may be made up by the student only at the teacher’s discretion.  Teachers are under no obligation to allow a truant student to make up work when they return to school.