• 1. How do I know if my child attended school all day?

     The dash (-) indicates that the student was present and in class.

     2. What does the A mean?

    The A means that your child was either absent for the full day or for that period.  The A also indicates that the school did NOT receive notification of why your child was absent. 

     3. What do I do if it says 'Unverified?'

    Please call Santiago Attendance Office (714) 564-8495 and provide Mrs. Godinez or Mrs. Sanchez the reason for your child's absence.

     4. What is the difference between the K and Y tardies?

    The K is used for students who are late less than 30 minutes and are not subject to the Truancy Law. The Y is used for students who are late over 31 minutes and is subject to the Truancy Law and parents will receive a Truancy Notification Letter from the school.

     5. How will I know if my child was absent during the day?

    Each dash (-) indicates the periods that your child was present. A letter code will indicate the period(s) he/she was absent.

    Absence Code



    Absent: no verification


    School Business: Student is present but maybe at the front office, nurse's, and/or counselor's office. (Excused absence)


    Home/Hospital or Independent Study: Student has been placed in either program



    Field trip: Student was absence due to a school sponsored field trip


    Illness: Excused absence for student's illness, injury or medical reason


    Personal: Excused and verified absences due to funeral, jury duty, court probation/legal appointment


    Tardy: Unexcused tardy less than 30 minutes


    Tardy: Excused tardy due to student's doctor/dental appointment or illness. Parent must provide a note from a medical provider.


    Medical: Absence due to verified appointment with health care professional during school hours. Parent must provide a note from a health care professional.


    Suspension: Student suspended off campus and restricted from school attendance


    Truancy: Student who cuts school and is in violation of compulsory law of education


    Unexcused Absence: No explanation of absence was provided to the school or any other reason for absence not listed above


    Achievement Reinforcement Center (ARC): Student was at the ARC Truancy Center


    Tardy: Unexcused tardy over 31 minutes and subject to the Truancy Law


Last Modified on August 26, 2020