Attendance Policies

Lincoln High School Attendance Information

Lincoln High School and the San Diego Unified School District recognize the relationship between regular student attendance and academic achievement and success in school. We expect students to attend regularly and on time, and encourage parents to actively support this policy. Truancy and tardiness to school and/or class will result in a loss of educational opportunity, a decrease level of learning, and disruption of others learning process.

Ways to verify an absence are by phone, email, and/ or written note delivered to the Attendance Clerks in the Administration Building.




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A - F

Rosa Gallardo

Admin. Office


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G - M

Yolanda Garcia

Admin. Office


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N - Z

Michelle Mitchell

Admin. Office


[email protected]


When reporting a student's absence please provide the following specific information regarding the absence or tardy:

-Students full legal name (this includes second last name if applicable)

-Students grade

-Reason for his/her absence or tardy

-Parent/legal guardian full name

-Parent/legal guardians phone number on PowerSchool file

Excused Absences

-Work and time can be made up for full credit, after-school tutoring, and with -individual teachers - both parties have to agree.

-Excused absences include illness, death in the family, medical and dental appointments (if not available during non-school hours), court appointments, and home suspension.

-Please provide appropriate documentation to excuse the absence.

Unexcused Absences

-Unexcused absences include truant from class or school and leaving school without a blue slip issued by the main office.

-A student who has a total of 10 days of unexcused absence from class during an 18-week semester may earn an 'F' in the class.

-All absences must not total more than 10 days at the end of the 18-week term for the student to get a passing grade.

Reminder: Parents/ legal guardians have 72 hours to verify an absence by phone message, email and/or written note. After 72 hours, the raw absence (a) will be charged to unverified (unexcused) absence (u) on PowerSchool.


A student is tardy if she/he is not in class by the time the tardy bell rings.

-For every three tardies a student receives from any class, they will serve 30 minute detention. The student may be given an alternate consequence by the teacher.

-Student with uncleared tardies may not be allowed to participate in specific activities, i.e. sports, cheer, dances, pep rallies, senior activities, etc.

-Excessive tardie swill effect citizenship grade. Students who demonstrate a consistent pattern of tardies will not be given the opportunity to clear tardies,

-Teachers have the option of allowing students to clear a limited number of tardies.

Persistence tardies will not be tolerated and will result in parent conferences and additional consequences.


Blue slips will only be issued to student when parents come in person, via phone call, or written note.

-When parents/legal guardians come in person, proper identification is required and the legal name must match out parent/guardian records on file.

-Students will not be released to anyone that is NOT on our PowerSchool file, unless verified ahead of time with parent.

-If a student brings in a written note to be issued a blue slip, parent must provide a valid phone number where we can verify the note.

It is highly important for parents to update any POWERSCHOOL emergency information without school clerks located in the Administration Building.


If a student needs to be absent from school for 5-20 academic days, an Independent Study contract must be completed.

-Parent(s)/guardians must notify the Administration to request the Independent Study Contract no less than 5 days before the absence is scheduled to begin.

-The Administration will require the students full legal name, the dates the student will be out of school, and the reason for the absence.

CORE ACADEMY - Saturdays

Please check the Lincoln website for upcoming scheduled for Saturday Core Academy.

For access to Parent PowerSchool to review attendance and other features, please contact:

Ms. Vella Jarvis

Community Assistant (Español)

(619) 266-6500 x.2155

Ms. Senta Delgado

SIS SiteTech II

(619) 266-6500 x.2134

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