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Absences, Late Arrivals, and Early Dismissals

To report a child absent for a full or partial day, including late arrivals (tardy) and early dismissals, the parent/guardian must submit written notification to the Boyce Main Office or email to Written notification may also be submitted via the Focus/Parent Portal.


For early dismissals, a parent/guardian must report to the Boyce Main Office before the child will be dismissed. Late arrivals (tardy) do not need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian upon arrival. Students arriving after 8:35 a.m. are considered tardy, which may be excused if proper written notification is submitted upon arrival.


A preplanned educational tour or trip should be approved prior to departure by submitting the USCSD Request for Excused Absence From School for a Preplanned Educational Tour or Trip form. This form can be submitted to the Boyce Main Office or by email to


Please review the school attendance policy in the Boyce Student/Family Handbook.