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Attendance & Independent Study

Annie Murphy

Independent Study

Director, Student Services 


Johanna Reveno



Short Term Independent Study

Independent Study may be requested if your child is unable to attend school due to an event or family situation. Short term independent studies are those that are fewer than 15 days. Independent Studies are not approved for the school days during the first and last two weeks of an academic year. Through a signed contract, the child under the guidance of the parent, agrees to complete the classwork assignments, projects and homework for the five or more days of missed attendance. Upon grading and approval that all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, the teacher will note the successful completion of the Independent Study Work. Forms are available from the school administrative assistant.

Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)

California Education Code 48320 authorizes school districts to meet with students and their family along with law enforcement and community resources to address individual student attendance issues. Union and Cambrian School Districts participate in a joint SARB which meets monthly. Participants include administrative representatives from the school districts, a district nurse, a parent representative, a member of the San Jose Police Department and other community agencies as necessary.