In California, all children are required by law to attend school between the ages of 6 and 18, and must have good attendance records as well. The state defines legally truant as a student who misses school with a combination of the following types of absences without a valid excuse:
- three unexcused absences and/or
- three tardies and/or
- three absences of more than 30 minutes
You'll need to contact school office within two days of your child's return to school or the absences will be recorded as unexcused.