Antelope Valley School District


AVUHSD Board Policy 5133 (a) Absence from school shall be excused only for health reasons, family emergencies and justifiable personal reasons, as permitted by law, Board policy and administrative regulations. (Education Code Sections 46010, 48216, 48205)

When reporting absences please include the following information: Your student’s last name, first name, date(s) of absence, reason for absence, your name and your contact number should we have any questions.  

Absences must be cleared within 5 school days.  If it is over the 5 day requirement, a doctor’s note or other formal correspondence is required to clear the absence. Late notification absences can also be cleared if your student attends SATURDAY SCHOOL.

Please note that if your student was testing or absent from regular classes due to attending a field trip or other school related activity, you may still receive a system generated absence notification call that evening. Those activities will be cleared within two days, or as soon as the list of participating students is received from the coach or advisor in charge.

This email address is for reporting full-day absences only. Period specific absences must cleared through the student’s teacher. Teacher emails may be found on PowerSchool

If you have other Attendance related matters please contact the Attendance Office at Lancaster High School by phone at 661-726-7649

Student's last name starts with: A-L please ask for extension 798

Student's last name starts with  M-Z please ask for extension 799

For Questions Regarding Short Term Independent Study, please contact Katelin Mendez at ext. 798. (Please note that for Short Term Independent Study, a STIS contract must be signed and turned in to the Attendance Office at least 5 full school days in advance)