In order for Sutter students to be successful, it is important to
attend school every day unless they are ill. Research
indicates that successful students attend school regularly.
All absences and tardies must be verified by the parent/guardian
by calling the attendance office at 395-5371 anytime day or
night, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or
bringing in a note including the absence date(s), reason for
absence and a parent/guardian signature. After an absence,
it is the returning student’s responsibility to obtain and
complete the make-up work.
Sutter’s attendance team makes daily phone calls home regarding
attendance, however, it is recommended that the parent/guardian
be proactive in initiating communication to verify attendance.
Letters will be sent home if an attendance problem is identified
per Education Code 48260. Continued absences will lead to
You will be considered tardy to class if you are not in the
classroom by the time the bell rings. If you are late or
absent from school, you must report to the attendance office to
get a re-admit.
Repeated tardiness in the classroom reduces the amount of time
for teaching and learning, is disruptive to the school
environment, is disrespectful to other students who are ready for
the classroom lesson, and reveals a lack of responsibility on the
part of the tardy student. Repeated tardiness will result in
Truancy, unverified or unexcused absences, and tardiness
adversely affect students’ education and increase the chances for
failure. Education Code Section 48261: Any pupil who has been
reported as a truant and who is again absent from school without
a valid excuse one or more days, or tardy on one or more days,
shall be reported as a truant.