Attendance & Absence

Curtner Attendance Goal 2019-20

Through the implementation of the Curtner Attendance Plan, we will increase from 97.43% attendance school wide to 98.5% positive attendance schoolwide.


Curtner students had the privilege of throwing pies in the faces of Ms. Hartman-Hernandez, Ms. Patti, and Ms. Ravo for a month of no unexcused absences, school-wide!

Keep up that positive attendance Bald Eagles!

Current Attendance Data

With Trimester One being complete, I’m pleased to share our school’s Trimester One Attendance Data:

Attendance Summary

Curtner has had 631 excused absences, 355 excused tardies, 106 unexcused absences and 15 unexcused tardies since the beginning of the year.

Curtner is currently at 98.36% attendance for the year, which is .14% away from our goal and 1% higher than last year's attendance percentage. Our positive attendance is at 99.73%, so let's keep up with keeping our unexcused absences and tardies down!

Chronic Absentees

Only 1.4% of our students are at-risk for being chronic absentees, placing them as missing >10% of the school year so far.

These are awesome numbers because our chronic absentee percentage is 2.6% down from where we were in September!

Attendance 24 hr Hotline:

Call our Staff Secretary at (408) 635-2852 ext 1508

Attendance Policies

For you child’s safety, students may not arrive on school grounds earlier than 8:00 a.m. and are to go directly home following dismissal. Parents picking up 1st-6th grade students after 3:00 on regular days or 1:15 on minimum days must sign students out in the office. Please pick up your child on time.


The state mandates consistent attendance by all students more critical than ever before. Please remember that schools receive funding from the state for education of all students based ONLY on the number of students actually in school each day. If your child is absent, it is your responsibility to call the attendance line by 8:45 a.m. each and every day the student is out.

By law [EC § 48205], excused absences are: illness (fever 100° or more, your child must be fever free for twenty four hours before returning to school], persistent runny nose with yellow-green mucous discharge, rashes [unless there is a note from your physician stating that your child is not contagious], vomiting [If your child is sent home vomiting he/she needs to be vomit free for twenty four hours before returning to school], diarrhea [If your child is sent home from school with diarrhea he/she needs to be diarrhea free for twenty four hours before returning to school], medical/dental appointments (doctor’s note required for verification), death in the family, specific religious reasons, required appearance in court, and exclusion from school for contagious disease.

Vacations are not considered an excused absence, whether the school is notified ahead of time or not. Families can apply for one independent study per school year in the event that the school is notified at least two school weeks in advance and that the absence is minimum 5 and no more than 10 days. Students must complete all assigned work in the Independent Study contract according to the deadlines in the contract or the absence is considered unexcused.

Tardiness occasionally occurs due to unforeseen circumstances. A tardy student must report to the office and get a tardy slip before reporting to the classroom. A student who is absent frequently, or who arrives late repeatedly will receive a truancy notification per the education code. If the problem continues, the principal or designee will meet with the parents and student in person or via phone. If necessary, the District Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisor can be involved in any truancy case.

If your child is to leave school during the day, please send a signed note to his teacher indicating when your child must leave class. Before leaving, you will be asked to sign out your child at the school office. If someone other than a parent is to pick up a child, please ensure they are on the emergency list. For their safety, children are to be picked up by a parent or designated guardian and are not to walk home or to appointments during the school day.


Unfortunately, children will be affected by illness from time-to-time. There are common illnesses such as colds and the flu. Also, there are communicable diseases that may affect children at school. First and foremost, use common sense and good judgment when making a decision about your child’s attendance at school relative to illness. Children should not attend school if:

  • They have a fever. Students may return to school when they are 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medicine (even if they feel better).
  • They are vomiting.
  • They have a communicable disease (see list under Communicable Disease.)

Parents are responsible to keep their child home until he or she is no longer contagious. Parents must also notify the school if their child is diagnosed with a contagious disease.

Communicable Disease Notices

If your child is sick with one of the following communicable diseases, please give the office a call so notification can be sent to the other students in the classroom. This gives parents the information that their child may have been exposed so that proactive measures can be taken. The communicable conditions that require us to notify parents regarding possible exposure are:

Chicken Pox German measles Hand, foot, and mouth disease

Measles Mumps Scabies

Slap Cheek Pinworm Ringworm

Whooping Cough Head Lice Pinkeye

Shingles Streptococcal (scarlet fever and strep throat)