Call (619) 593-5333 to report a student absence
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do when my student is absent? 

  • Call the all day absence line (619) 593-5333 leave a detailed message with your student's name, ID number, date of absence, and reason for absence. 

When do I need to notify the attendance office of my student’s absence?

  • Please call regarding all absences within 48 hours of the absence. Absences that have not be verified within 48 hours are marked truant.

Who listens to the attendance voicemails?

  • The attendance tech is the only staff member that listens to the voicemails for all day absences. Students are not legally allowed to listen to voicemails. If you do not want to leave a sensitive message, please notify the front desk that you need to speak to attendance directly. 

What do I do when I need to pick up my student early?

  • The best way to ensure that your student leaves on time is to send them with a note in the morning. If that is not possible, please call the early release line (619) 593-5333  and give the office 10-15 minutes to get your student out of class. Please keep in mind that if your student is in PE, it could take an additional 15-20 minutes to get them out of class. 

  • PLEASE NOTE: Your student may not leave campus prior to being checked out through attendance. Once your student leaves campus, they are considered truant. Calling after your student leaves campus will not excuse them. 

I received a notification that my student was marked absent, but my student was in class, how do I fix this?

  • The best way to see what class your student was marked absent from is to download the Infinite Campus Parent app. You can check attendance and email teachers directly from the app. 

Going on vacation or absent for more than 3 days in a row?

  • Students/Parents must request an Independent Study Contract (Click here for the form). The request MUST BE submitted at least 7 days prior to the start of the absence. If changes to the date or a cancellation needs to be made, please call Valhalla High School, 619-593-5333, as soon as possible.

  • This contract is for a MINIMUM for 3 school days. This contract is only valid when it has been approved, completed by the student and teachers, signed by the student and parent, and returned to the school prior to the commencement of the independent study program. Contract will only take effect when all parties have signed, including parent/guardian, student and Supervising Teacher.
  • It is the student's responsibility to obtain their assignments prior to leaving and return the completed assignments upon return to school.

Planning on an absence of more than 30 days? 

  • Students who are absent for more than 30 days need to contact the counseling office (619) 593-5340