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Attendance Clerk

Mary Senesac
(805) 385 - 5903



Attendance Advisor

Elvia Casas
(805) 385 - 2838


Attendance Policies & Procedures

General Information

 Channel Islands High School expects all students to be in their assigned classroom with all necessary materials before the tardy bell rings. Good attendance is a shared responsibility between the student and parent.  We expect parents to send their children to school each day on time and to report any absence within 3 school days.  We expect students to arrive at each class on time, to stay at school and to discuss attendance issues with their parents. It is important that students attend class regularly and on time, except in cases of illness or emergency. Student attendance has a direct correlation with academic performance. Excessive absences or tardies in a class and failure to complete makeup work may result in a grade of “Fail” for that class.

Reporting Absences

All absences must be reported to the Attendance Office within 3 school days.

The best methods for reporting are:

  1. Respond to the same-day Parent Square notification, sent in the afternoon. You’ll receive a confirmation email.

  2. Leave a voicemail on the Attendance Hotline.

  3. Submit written absence note/doctor’s note.


Attendance Hotline

       English (805) 385 - 5903

       Spanish (805) 278-5535

The following information must be provided to report an absence:

  • Student’s Name

  • Student’s ID number

  • Date(s) of absence (include the time arrived/released for partial day absence)

  • Reason for absence

  • Parent/guardian name and signature

Partial Day Absences

Arriving Late

When a student arrives late to school, a parent or guardian must accompany the student to the office or send with a note and obtain a tardy slip. Note forms are available in the Resources section below for your convenience.

Early Release

For early release, please make sure to follow off campus pass procedures. If a student leaves without an off-campus pass, attendance cannot be excused due to closed campus policy.


  • Off-campus Requests cannot be submitted after 2:45PM

Picking up


  • If parents need to pick up their student, please check them out through the front office and obtain a PINK off-campus pass.


    • Note that summoning a student to the office may take on average about 15 minutes.  (avoid wait times by sending your student with a written request!)

Written Requests

  • Written requests may be submitted for an off-campus pass. The STUDENT is responsible to pick up pass from the office BEFORE they leave.

    • Submit note at Office Window  before school begins

    • Pass pick-up is during Nutrition or Lunch

  • If returning to school, bring the PINK off-campus pass back to the office and obtain a readmit slip

Feeling ill during school

  • If your student is feeling ill during class, they must obtain a written pass from the teacher to report to the health office.

Doctor Notes - PE Restrictions

If your student has a doctor’s note which requests excusal from PE or activity restrictions, please submit to the Health Office to discuss possible accommodations.

Closed Campus Policy

The Oxnard Union High School District has adopted a closed campus policy for each of the high schools. Once students arrive at school, they must remain on campus until the end of the school day, unless they have brought written authorization from their parents/guardians and received permission from school authorities to leave for a specific purpose. Students who leave campus without such authorization shall be classified as truant.