Saturday, February 23rd, 2019


California compulsory education law requires everyone age 6-18 to attend school until graduation from high school or passing the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)

Yerba Buena High School takes great pride and prioritizes student attendance. For the past two years, YBHS has had the highest attendance rate in the East Side Union High School District. Students who miss school are encouraged to make up their missed days via TIPS, S3 and other saturday School programs that are offerred. 

If your child is ill or has an appointment please contact the attendance office.
(A-L) 408-347-4731
(M-Z) 408-347-4756

Short Term Independent Studies: 
If a student is going to be absent from school for a minimum of 5 and up to a maximum of 15 days, please contact the attendance office for more information on our short term independent studies program.

SARB (School Attendance Review Board)
Habitual truants by law, are students with three or more unexcused absences, tardies and/or cuts and will be referred to the District's SARB (Student Attendance Review Board). If absences continue, students must attend SARB mediation with the District Attorney to correct the attendance problem and possible consequences will take effect.

Tardy Policy:
Students are expected to be in their classroom before the bell rings. Students arriving late must have a written note or a phone call from the parent. If a student arrives late to school, they must report directly to class and drop off the written note (with appropriate day, time and reason) in the attendance office (206) during break, lunch or after school. The SARB process will be initiated when students accumulate the first three tardies, cuts and/or unverified absences.

Phone Calls
Whenever a student is absent from class two automated phone calls are made to the home of the student to inform the parent/guardian of the student's absence. If your student has been absent, but you have not been recieving the phone calls, please check with the attendance office to ensure that we have the correct contact information.

Closed Campus:
Once school begins, a student cannot leave campus without the authorization of the parent/guardian or a person listed on the emergency contact information and knowledge of the attendance office. Students who leave campus without proper authorization may face disciplinary consequences.

Further Inquiries:
For additional information about student attendance please contact the attendance office at:

District Policy on Excused Absences