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Attendance Policy





Please Note:

The option to have a Period 1 class is a privilege and students who request a Period 1 class are expected to meet the following criteria:

  1. At least a 2.0 GPA in the previous semester
  2. Excellent attendance and Behavior
  3. Students currently enrolled in a P.1 class earning more than 10 tardies and/or absences, will not be allowed to take a P.1 class the following semester.
  4. The availability of Period 1 classes are very limited, therefore students may not get their P.1 request.
  5. Period 1 classes are not guaranteed for siblings.
  6. We cannot guarantee a per. 1 for both semesters.





Hours of 7am to 12 noon and 1pm to 2:45pmParents/guardians can send a note or call in for their student to be released.  If calling, please give us enough time to get to your message and retrieve your student.  If sending a note, please state the reason why the student is leaving and the time you want student released.


If someone other than parent/guardian is picking up a student, we must receive a note or a phone call from parent/guardian stating who is picking up the student.  Please make sure to state the reason why and the time you want the student released.  A hand written or e-mailed note is best from the parent dlove@hartdistrict.org or jlaliberte@hartdistrict.org


Hours of 12 pm to 1pmANY STUDENT THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN OFF-CAMPUS LUNCH PASS MUST BE SIGNED OUT BY THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY. Parents/guardians must physically come to the Attendance Office to sign and release the student.


Parents/guardians are to call or write a note of excuse within 24 hours of the absence.  Education Code 48260, states that any student who is absent from school without a valid excuse for three or more days will be considered truant.  Parents/guardians should provide written medical, and or legal notices when possible.


A tardy is given to a student within the first 30 minutes of class.  It can only be cleared as an excused tardy if a student arrives with a dentist, doctor or court note.