• Silva Valley Elementary Attendance and Absence Reporting

    When a student who has been absent returns to school, the parent needs to provide a written note or contact the school office to verify the reason for the absence. You may access the Silva Valley Elementary Attendance Reporting Form on the school website at https://www.buckeyeusd.org/sves or you may contact the Silva Valley School attendance line at (916)933-3767. School absences are monitored carefully throughout the school year.

    Daily school attendance is critical for a student’s success. By law, parents are obligated to send their child to school daily. Parents are strongly encouraged to schedule medical appointments during non-school hours. A student’s absence from school shall be excused for the following reasons: personal illness, quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer, medical/dental appointments, and attendance at a funeral service for a member of the immediate family.

    Upon advance written request by the parent/guardian and the approval of the principal or designee, justifiable personal reasons for absences including, but are not limited to, the following: appearance in court, attendance at a funeral service, observation of a holiday or ceremony of his/her religion, attendance at religious retreats not to exceed four hours per semester, attendance at an employment conference, attendance at an educational conference offered by a nonprofit organization on the legislative or judicial process, participation in religious instruction or exercises in accordance with district policy. All other absences are considered unexcused. Whenever possible, a student who is absent for a reason other than illness should attend at least the minimum school day.

    If a student has more than fourteen absences in a school year for illness, a physician may be asked to verify further absences for illness. Excessive excused absences and/or tardies may also require notification to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).