Attendance & Reporting an Absence

It is very important for your child to be at school every day and on time.  There is no substitute for time spent with the teacher in class and a great deal of material is covered every day.  We encourage you to plan ahead for medical and dental appointments and vacations, and take advantage of the minimum day every Wednesday and non-school days to schedule appointments.

When your child will be absent from school, please contact the main office at 858-453-2323 ext. 102 prior to or the morning of the absence. Please clearly indicate student name, teacher, room and absence reason.


Excused Absence — Illness, family medical emergency, medical/dental appointment, religious holiday, court appearances.


Unexcused Absence — any other reason. (family trip, car trouble, traffic, overslept, etc.)


Truant — More than 3 unexcused absences. 


Tardy -- Student is not in class by second bell at 8:30am.  Students should be in their class line when the first bell rings at 8:25am.


Section 5 of Article IX of the California Constitution guarantees students a “free public education.”

Torrey Pines Elementary School is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 8350 Cliffridge Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 


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