If you would like to check your students "real time" attendance, please visit this link. Use your student's ID number and birth date to log on.
In compliance with state and local laws, policies, and procedures, please be aware of SUSD’s attendance policies. Specifically, Arizona state law says that it is unlawful for any child between the ages of six and sixteen to fail to attend school during the hours school is in session, unless exempt due to extenuating circumstances as outlined in A.R.S. 15-802, 15-803.
To report an all-day absence, please call Attendance at 480-484-6860. For late or early release call 480-484-6807. Para Español llamar a 480-484-6822.
- Parent/Guardian must always call if student will not be in school. Please leave a message on the answering machine; we check it all day long.
- We need: Student name (please speak clearly and slowly)
- Student ID #: It may be helpful to write your student's number by our phone number or save in your cell phone.
- Date, reason for absence, phone number, your relationship to the student
- Students must always sign in/out in the front office. We need to know what time they arrived so we can excuse to that point, or that they are on or off campus in case of lock down or fire- type emergencies so we can account for them.
If a student is arriving late to school:
If you are dropping off your student after the final bell has rung at 8:15 a.m., you must accompany your student to the Attendance Office to sign-in. The student will then receive an excused pass to class.
If you need to pick your student up early:
- Tell the student a specific time you will be here before the student comes to school. We prefer not to call them in class and interrupt instruction time for other students.
- Do not text or call the student during class times, their phones may be confiscated and discipline could be issued.
- The student should tell the teacher before class begins that they are leaving early.
- The student will come to the attendance office to sign out and tell us that they are leaving. We will verify that we have a call from you with your permission to leave. We log daily calls; if we don’t have a call we will not let the student leave until we speak with you or someone from your emergency contact card.
- We are a closed campus - Once a student is at school, they may only leave for legal or medical/dental appointments and must bring an appointment verification with them when they sign back in (most offices now have them – if not we need something written on prescription, letterhead, copy of co-pay).
"Miss 10, Do it Again!"
It is the LAW that a student cannot miss 10 or more days of school and receive credit for their courses. Subsequent violations of the Scottsdale Unified School District Code of Conduct or Arizona law including but not limited to A.R. S. 15-802, A.R.S. 15-803, A.R.S. 15-804, will result in further disciplinary procedures, which will include placement on audit status and loss of credit.
Excused and Unexcused Absences
The law pertains to both excused and unexcused absences. This means that between the first day of the semester and the last day of the semester, a student may be absent up to 10 times without school penalty; however, missing class information can impact the student’s grade.
** The only exception is for a chronic medical condition or other admin approved extenuating circumstances with documentation**
- Students will be marked tardy when they arrive after the tardy bell and within the first 10 minutes of class.
- Students will be marked absent when they arrive after the first 10 minutes of class.
- The only exception will be a hand-written pass from another teacher or staff member.
Tardy Consequences - Miss 10 do it again!” Excessive tardies can also result as No Credit (“NC”) in a class.
Tardy discipline policy
- 1st-3rd Tardy: Warnings and teacher consequences
- 4th Tardy: Power Hour (after school)
- After 5 tardies, administrative consequences will become more severe (i.e. Saturday School, parent meetings, tardy contract, and NC status)
For further information, please see the Uniform Code of Student Conduct – Attendance Regulations.