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Smiley Elementary School

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Smiley's Attendance and Tardy Policy

We expect our scholars to attend school regularly and promptly. Good attendance is essential for school success. The SARB (School Attendance Review Board) process begins after any combination of three unexcused absences or tardies of 30 minutes or more.


Absences – At Smiley, it is our goal to have all scholars at school, on time and ready to learn each day. Redlands School District Board Policy states that parents/guardians should contact the school to verify a student’s absence during the first day of the absence from school. Absences that are not verified within 5 school days following the student’s return to school should be classified as unexcused absences and reported as such to the Superintendent or designee and if appropriate to the School Attendance Review Board.

There are several ways to report a student’s absence:


1.    Call the office at (909)307-5580. An answering machine is available before and after school hours. Be sure to clearly state your student’s name, teacher’s name and the reason for the absence.

2.    Have your child bring a note to the office upon return to school stating the reason for the absence.

3.    Email the attendance clerk at:


Any absence without a valid excuse will be recorded as a truancy (unexcused). A valid excuse is defined in the RUSD Parent/Student Handbook, pages 4-5, (Ed. Code 46014 and Ed. Code 48205) “Excused Absences”.