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Welcome To Newton Middle School

Our office is here to assist students and parents with any questions and concerns regarding attendance that will ensure the success of your student's attendance here at Newton Middle School. Please stop by or contact us at (626) 933-5205. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Excused Absences

What is considered a valid legal absence?

  1. a student's illness (not parent's or other family member's)
  2. quarantine by a county or city health officer
  3. medical, dental or eye appointment 
  4. attending a funeral (of an immediate family member only - includes mother/father, brother/sister, child, grandmother/grandfather or spouse, spouse's mother/father, spouse's child, spouse's brother/sister or any relative living in the immediate household of the student: Education Code 48205)
  5. court appearance when the student has a subpoena with his/her name on it
  6. religious holiday/retreat/ceremony (max of 4 hours per semester) with prior request from parent approval from school

Excused Notes By Parents

  • As a courtesy to the parent a school may accept notes from parents for absences or tardies. If absences or tardies become excessive parent notes will not longer be accepted. Parent notes will not be accepted for illness under SERT and SARB contract.
  • Excused absences will have to be verified according to Education Code 46011.
  • Verified absences due to will or quarantine is allowed: Verified may be by one of the following: school/public health nurse, attendance supervisor, physician, principal, teacher, or any other qualified employee of the school district. (CCR Title 5, sec. 421, Education Code Sec. 46011).

HLPUSD Attendance Policies

For additional information on our district attendance polices: Click Here

For assistance and attendance information, visit the Attendance Works Website: Click Here