Average Daily Attendance (ADA) - is the # of days of a school a student attends divided by the total # of days of instruction. A student attending every day would equal 1 ADA. ADA is typically calculated at the school level rather than the student level.
Truancy - A student is truant if he/she is absent or tardy by more than 30 minutes without a valid excuse on 2 occasions in a school year.
Habitual Truancy - A student is habitually truant if he/she is absent without a valid excuse for 5 days during a school year.
Chronic Truancy - A student is chronically truant if he/she is absent without a valid excuse for 5 days during a school year.
Chronic Absence - In California, chronic absence is defined as being absent for any reason (excused or unexcused) for at least 10% of the school year. Thus, in a 175-180 day school year a student who misses 18 days of school or more is chronically absent.
Excused Absence - Valid excuses may include illness, Doctor or Dentist appointments, personal reasons justified by a parent or guardian, & other reasons within the discretion of school administrators.
Letters will be generated by the school site during the following time periods:
Week of October 16th
Week of November 2nd & 16th
Week of December 14th
Week of January 25th
Week of February 8th
Week of March 7th & 21st
Week of April 4th & 18th
Week of May 2nd & 16th
The school site principal shall be provided a letter log after each time period listed above.