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Rebecca Janes
(530) 622-7090 ext. 7132

Attendance Information

Early Dismissals

If your student needs to be checked out during the day, please send a note with the student in the morning.  The signed note (in ink) from the parent/guardian must include the student’s full name, the reason for the absence(s) and the date(s). They must secure a pass from the attendance office before leaving campus for any reason. 
If for some reason you are not able to send a note with your student, please call the attendance office for a pass and
allow 15-30 minutes for the pass to be processed. Please plan in advance.   If they are returning to campus they must check back in with attendance to secure a return to class pass.  
All notes and phone calls to clear absences must be received within 3 days of the absence.
Valid excuses for absences include: verified illness of the student, medical, dental, or optical services, school-sponsored educational trips, quarantine, and bereavement in the immediate family.  Vacation or out of town trips are considered unexcused absences.

Closed Campus

Independence High School is a closed campus. No student is allowed to leave campus without being checked out by a parent or guardian. If a student forgot a lunch someone can either drop off their lunch in the front office and we will be sure to deliver it to your student. There is no DoorDash orders allowed to be delivered to the office for any students, please. School breakfast and lunch are served daily.

Late Arrivals

If your student is arriving late to school please provide a note, phone call, or come to the office in-person to clear the tardys. You must sign your student in at the front desk (similar to checking your student out).


If your student has fallen ill please call Attendance Clerk in the front office to let her know your student will be out due to illness. If your student is showing any symptoms of COVID-19 please keep your student home.

Missing Assignment Request

Your student can email teachers directly to get any missing assignments or just to check-in with their teachers when they are absent from school. You can find all the teachers' emails on the Staff Directory Page.

Attendance Errors

If you find that there may be an attendance error on Aeries you can call, email, or talk to Attendance Clerk in the front office. If a student was absent due to illness or doctor appointment please be sure to include a note so that the Attendance Clerk can clear the Unexcused Absence.