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Beachside Attendance Information

Early Release, Tardy, and Absent Information:

A note is needed when students return from being tardy or need to be picked up early from school. This note must be turned in to the Attendance Clerk no later than 9:15 am.

Please use the forms linked above or a hand-written note including:

  • Student’s Full Legal Name (no nicknames)
  • Student (s) Birthdate
  • Weekday(s) absent
  • Reason for absence or early release
  • Legal Parent / Guardian signature (no nicknames)
  • Current phone number

Only a Physician’s office is authorized to fax a note for the student to be excused. FAX # 904-547-4405 Attention: BHS ATTENDANCE. We do not accept phone calls or faxes from parents for attendance matters.

Please reach out to the teacher if you or your student has an issue with how the teacher marked your student. If the teacher does not respond within 48 hours, please contact the Dean at [email protected]

Please do not call the Attendance office when your child is absent. An absent note can be turned in when the student returns to school. Parents you may communicate with your child’s teacher through e-mail at any time. See Staff Directory.

A phone is provided in the Attendance reception area for students to use at any time.

No students will be dismissed after 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. No students will be dismissed after 2:00 pm on early release Wednesday.

 Tardiness to School:

Students arriving late to school need to go through the front office and check in using our SWIPE system. Students that have accumulated 15 or more total absences must have a doctor’s note in order to have their tardy excused.

Driving off Campus:

A parent note is required when a student need to drive off campus during school hours. Early release notes must be turned in by 10:00 am. Parents will be always contacted before student receives a pass to drive off campus. Parents: please be available and have a current phone number.

Additional Attendance Information :

  • Alert Now calls will go out every day for students who missed 1 or more classes unexcused.
  • Absence notes are required to be turned in within 2 days of returning back to Beachside in order to be excused.
  • It counts as a day when a student misses 3 or more periods.
  • SJCSD will print and mail 5, 10, and 15 day unexcused attendance letters every Monday morning.
  • Once a student has missed 5 unexcused days they will receive:
    • automated phone call
    • attendance letter mailed home
    • meeting with the Dean
    •  an after school detention
  • Once a student has missed 10 unexcused days they will receive:
    • phone call
    • letter mailed home
    • meeting with the Dean
    • Saturday school and/or their parking permit will be taken.
  • Once a student has 15 unexcused absences, they will receive:
    • phone call
    • letter mailed home
    • meeting with the Dean
    • an attendance contract
    • Saturday school and/or their parking permit taken.
    • These students may also have their driver’s license revoked from the State DMV.
  • Once a student has missed 15 days of school total (excused and unexcused) they must provide a doctor’s note for the absences to be excused, a parent note will not be accepted. (Notes are to be turned in to the Dean’s office, not to teachers. Notes are also required to leave early or check in late.)
  • Attendance will be considered as a requirement for privileges.
If you have any questions regarding an automated voice mail message or letter you that you have received in regard to attendance, please contact Diane Hurst at 904-547-4419 or email [email protected].

Please see the SJCSD Student Code of Conduct for additional attendance information.