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Attendance & Policies


Reporting & Clearing an Absence:  If your child is absent from school, you will need to submit an excuse to the Attendance Office. Upon your child's return to school, you or your child should submit a hard copy note (Dr. or written). The note must include the student's name, date of birth, grade level, dates absent, reason for absence and parent/guardian signature. You do NOT need to call Marina Del Rey MS to notify the school of an absence.


Daily Attendance: In order to ensure that every child receives the instructional hours necessary to meet the grade-level culmination requirements, it is imperative that he/she arrive at school on-time and prepared to learn.  Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. daily.  It is strongly recommended that students arrive on campus no later than 7:50 a.m. so that he/she can arrive to class prior to the sounding of the tardy bell.

Educational Code

The California Education Code (CEC), Section 48200, states that it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian, or adult custodian to ensure their child (ages 6-18 years of age) attends school full-time every day.  CEC section 48620 states: “Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without valid excuse on three occasions or tardy for more than 30 minutes in a school day on three occasions in one school year is a truant and will be reported to the attendance supervisor or the superintendent of the school district.  (Please see the Parent Student Handbook for a full description of the excused/unexcused absence policy.)