Ramona High School Attendance Information

We hope that you will find answers to some of the questions you may have regarding your students attendance. For further information, please contact one of the Attendance Office staff members for assistance.

Dr. Estephany Balcazar
Assistant Principal
951-352-8429 ext. 65208

Cindy Collins
AP Secretary

951-352-8429 ext. 65204

Ruth Diaz
Attendance Clerk

951-352-8429 ext. 65232

Tina Howard
Attendance Clerk

951-352-8429 ext. 65233





What is the tardy policy?
In order to support our instructional program, it is each student';s responsibility to arrive to class on time. All students not arriving to class on time will be given will given a consequence, which consists of a detention that must be cleared within 36 hours from day of assignment. Detention can be served at lunch time and after school. Failure to serve detention may result in Saturday School or other consequences.


What is considered an excused absence?

Education Code 48205 states:

A student may be excused legally from school when the absence is due to:

  • Personal illness or injury
  • Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer
  • Medical, dental, optometry or chiropractic services
  • Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family
  • Student Jury duty

If the student needs to leave during school hours, a note must be presented by the student to the attendance office before the student is released. If we are not able to contact the parent or guardian to verify the note, the student will not be released.

If the parent or guardian wants to check a student out of school early, the parent/guardian must come into the Attendance Office in person and provide identification. Students will not be released to anyone who is not listed on the emergency card. Checking identification and calling your student out of class takes time…be sure to allow enough time for us to get your student from class. Early release requests from walk-in parents/guardians will not be accepted after 2:30pm.

Independent Study

Parents should contact Cindy Collins regarding Independent Study Contracts.

Important Reminders about Independent Study:

  • Parents requesting IS need to notify the school in advance, at least five (5) days prior to the planned departure from school.
    The school site administrator has the right to deny Independent Study when a student has a history of not completing assigned Independent Study work agreements.
  • Independent Study should not be issued for the first 10 days or for the last 10 days of the school year unless it has been approved by the Director of Pupil Services.
  • Independent Study can not be less than five (5) consecutive school days and may not exceed twenty (20) consecutive school days per year.
  • All IS Agreement forms must be completed, signed, initialed, and dated by the student, parent, teacher/s, and the supervising teacher prior to the commencement of the IS contract days.
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