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Foothill Middle School Attendance 2018-2019

Foothill Office Hours 7:30am – 4:00pm

925-682-8000 x5702



All-Day & Partial Day Absences

must be cleared within three (3) school days.



Or call the Foothill ABSENCE LINE

925-682-8000 x5702


Give the following information:

  • Student’s name
  • Grade
  • Reason for Absence (required)
  • Date(s) of absence(s)
  • Person & relationship making the call
  • Your BEST daytime phone number



L    Illness or injury of the student

E    Student attendance at doctor, dental, orthodontist, or other appt.

E    Student attendance at a funeral service

E    Quarantine imposed by a city or county health official


Invalid reasons but we are aware of your child’s absence(s) will be marked as a U for Unexcused

  • Vacations
  • Out of Town
  • Transportation issues
  • Non-Foothill Sport Events


Always check your HomeLink account under Attendance. 

If there is an “A” or “T” code, please email  or call to either clear the Absence/Tardy or inquire regarding the reason for the codes within three days of the posting.  Not clearing an absence within three (3) days will turn the “A” to “X” for truancy.




HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to Email or 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 and will meet you inside the Foothill Office for pick-up at the designated time.


If you are unable email or send your child with a note, you can call Foothill 925-682-8000 x5702. 


Request an Off Campus Pass least 1 HOUR AHEAD of your intended pick-up time. Please note: We may not be able 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 mandatory that the Foothill Office knows your child’s location while on and off campus during school hours following Foothill’s Safety Plan. 


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 not feeling well and for the student’s safety, the student must go to the Foothill Office to call home. Calls made from a classroom or their cell phone while not in the office will delay pick-up from school. 


Please note that we do not have the facilities for ill or injured children and would greatly appreciate an immediate response for your child’s welfare.  

More than 12 excused absences due to illness in a school year is considered excess (AR5113); verification by physician will be required for subsequent all-day absences due to illness or medical appointments for 5 days in a row.