PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING ABSENCE FROM WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
When a student is absent any time during school hours, parent/guardian/caregiver must fill out the Washington Absent Form online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a written or medical note to Susie Lee, the attendance clerk in room 8 within 3 days of returning to school. Telephone Calls are NOT ACCEPTED to report Student Absences.
All notes must include: Student First and Last Name
Date of Absence (If not all day, Time or Period Absent)
Reason for Absence
Signature of Parent, Guardian or Caregiver
According to State Law and/or SFUSD Board Policy, the following are Valid Excused Absences:
Illness, Hospital Stay, Quarantine
Medical, Dental, Optometric or Chiropractic Appointment
Funeral of an Immediate Family Member (1 Day for Service in California or 3 Days for Service outside of California)
Religious Holiday, Ceremony or Instruction
Court Appearance, Jury Duty, Serving for an Election
Employment or Educational Conference, College Visit
Be with an Immediate Family Member on Active Duty of the Uniform Services
Appointment with Attorney or Immigration Officer
Appointment with Law Enforcement or Probation Officer
Student in Juvenile Hall, Children’s Shelter or other Custodial Facility
PERMIT TO LEAVE SCHOOL PROCEDURE
Students will need to submit a note to the attendance office. Ms. Lee will issue a PERMIT TO LEAVE for students to leave campus.
Attendance Office Hours: 8:15 to 1:30 and 2:30 to 3:45
Telephone: 415-750-8400 ext. 13008
Student schedules will be officially available on/by August 13th in StudentVUE/ParentVUE. Academic counselors will be available as well for academic/class related questions.
GWHS Health and Safety Information
All students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Please read the return to school health and safety information in the the following slideshow: GWHS Health and Safety Information