We encourage parents to help their children be punctual and to avoid unnecessary absences. Please call the attendance line in the morning each day your student is absent. The state reimburses schools only for actual days of attendance. Absences may be excused only for illness, medical/dental appointments or death in the immediate family & religious observances. We keep track of unexcused absences to help us determine truancy issues.
We can arrange an Independent Study Contract for work to approximate what will be covered in class. This contract must be signed in advance by all parties (student, parent, teacher). You must give the teacher a minimum two-week’s notice to prepare a packet. The expectation is the student will do 4 hours of work a day. The work is submitted to the teacher within 3 days of the student returning to school. The contract can be signed and submitted for our attendance audit. Students who do not complete an independent study contract will be marked unexcused and considered truant by state law.
For the protection of our students and employees of the Petaluma School District, all employees and volunteers must have a current TB test on file. TB testing is offered free of charge. the TB clinic is held on a designated Wednesday of each month during the school year from 2:30- 3:30 p.m. at the District Office in the Redwood Room. The reading of the test is done the following Friday between 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the same location. Tuberculosis screen is valid for four years. Please come into the office for more information and a form to complete for your test.