Student Handbook



The Coast Unified School District believes that school attendance is essential to quality education. Regular attendance demonstrates commitment and accountability. The state attendance laws require regular school attendance and punctuality.  Both the school and the parents are responsible for enforcing these laws.  A student should NOT be absent without the parent's knowledge and consent.  Research conclusively indicates a high positive correlation between student attendance and student learning.  If a student is not in school, he/she cannot benefit from the instruction being provided.  Because absences have a negative effect both on student performance and the District’s finances, Coast Unified School District will continue to monitor all absences, collect notes, and make phone calls to verify why a student is absent.