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Foothill Middle School Attendance 2023-2024

Attendance office hours 7:30am – 4:00pm 

925-682-8000 x5703 for Attendance/Registrar 



All-Day & Partial Day Absences

must be cleared within 3 school days.


Call the Foothill ABSENCE LINE

925-682-8000 x5702


Leave the following information on the voicemail:

  • Student’s name (Always SPELL the last name)

  • Grade

  • Reason for Absence (required)

  • Date(s) of absence(s) 

  • Person & relationship making the call

(Please SPELL the last name)

  • Your BEST daytime phone number 

More than 12 excused absences due to illness in a school year is considered excess (AR5113); verification by a physician will be required for subsequent absences due to illness or medical appointments.   


(CA Ed Code 48205/ MDUSD BP/AR 5113)


  • Illness or injury of the student

  • Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic appointments (requires doctor’s note)

  • Student  attendance at a funeral service

  • Quarantine imposed by a city or county health official


Unexcused absences that the school should be notified of: 

  • Vacations

  • Transportation issues

  • Sport Events

Always check your HomeLink account under Attendance.  If there is an “A” or “T” code, please call Foothill to either clear 

the Absence/Tardy or inquire regarding the reason for the codes.


Students & Teachers have three days to correct any errors. Students may pick up the Attendance Correction Forms in the office to give to the teacher.  The office needs to wait for verification from the teacher before the error can be fixed.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Send a note with your child to the Foothill Office before school starts in order for your student to leave campus during normal school hours.


On your note state the following:

  • Your child’s name

  • Your child’s grade

  • Reason for leaving during school hours

  • Who is picking up your child

  • Time of pick-up

  • Your telephone number

  • Your signature

Your child will be issued an Off Campus Pass, then will sign out in the office and will meet you in front of Foothill for pick-up at the designated time.


If you are unable to send your child with a note, you can call Foothill directly: 682-8000 x5703 


Request an Off Campus Pass over the phone at least 1 HOUR AHEAD of your intended pick-up time. Please note: We may not be able to send for your child in a timely manner at the end of the school day if you did not follow the 1 HOUR protocol.  



Foothill is a closed campus. It is essential that the Foothill Office knows your child’s location while on and off campus during school hours. 


For your child’s safety, students are not to leave campus WITHOUT an Off Campus Pass during school hours.  


Upon returning from an appointment or if arriving late to school, students are required to check-in at the Foothill Office BEFORE going to class and receive a Re-admit Slip. 


Absences will not be cleared if a student leaves campus without an Off Campus Pass. 


If a student is sick or not feeling well during the school day, the student must call from the front office and office personnel will speak directly to the parent /legal guardian. This is designed for student safety and wellbeing. 


Please note that we do not have the facilities for ill or injured children and appreciate an immediate response for your child’s welfare. Your emergency contacts on AERIES/HomeLink must be kept current.