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Off-campus passes: Please contact the Off-Campus Pass line via phone or email at least one hour ahead of the student’s departure time so the pass can be created and delivered on time.​

Phone: 619-660-3533

Email: All Grades, Melanie Navarrete-Yepez and Donna Walz,


Please put off campus pass in the subject line of your email


Absences:  If your student was, or will be, absent for one or more blocks, please contact our Attendance Office.  Parents/Guardians have three days to clear an absence before it becomes a truancy.


Attendance Office Phone:   619-660-3504

Attendance Office Email:

Please include:

Subject Line: 

  • Grade Level xx (example: Grade Level 9)


  1. Student First and Last Name

  2. Student ID

  3. Grade Level

  4. Reason for being absent

  5. Date of absence


Tardies:  Students are expected to be on time to all classes throughout the day to allow for maximum instructional time.


1-6 Tardies       Teacher intervention; Aeries call/texts/email parents with every tardy

7 Tardies           Conversation with Academic Advisor, document in Aeries and contact parent

12 Tardies         Referral to Assistant Principal, including parent contact

17+ Tardies      Attendance Contract and Loss of privileges, which may include participation in driving on campus, dances, attending/participating in extracurricular activities &/or field trips


Tardy to class, 1-10 minutes?  Head directly to class! If you are arriving at school late after an appointment, please stop by the Attendance Office!  

Tardy to class, 11+ minutes? Go to the Attendance Office for a pass to class!


Short Term Independent Study 

While students are highly discouraged from missing school for reasons other than illness, family emergencies or special events sometimes necessitate travel out of the area. In order to avoid penalties for missing class for these reasons, students must contract to do work during the period of the absence. Pre-Informed Independent Study Contracts must meet strict California State guidelines in order to result in excused absences.

Schools are not obligated to provide students with an Independent Study contract. The availability of an Independent Study contract must be agreed upon by mutual consent of the assistant principal, teacher, parent/guardian, and student. Students should only be placed on Independent Study if the student can successfully accomplish their academics while they are out. 

  • Serving students through Short-term Independent Study helps students academically and helps the school re-capture lost ADA.

  • Requests must be made by completing this Request for Short-Term Independent Study Contract form at least 5 business days prior to the student being out of school.

  • Contracts will not be approved the first and the last week of each quarter. All midterms/finals must be taken at the school site. 

  • Contracts will not be given for family vacations.

  • Work must be returned within 5 days after the student returns to school.  If completed work is not submitted on time, attendance will be changed to unexcused.

  • Contracts may not be approved if student has 5 or more unexcused absences in any single period and/or student has 1 or more F grades.

Short Term Independent Study Contract Form


Attendance Clerks


9th/11th Grade Attendance Clerk: Melanie Navarrete-Yepez

10th/12th Grade Attendance Clerk: Donna Walz

***Documentation may be required to excuse absences and tardies***


Steele Canyon High School recognizes the relationship between positive student attendance and academic success. Steele Canyon expects students to attend regularly and punctually and encourages parents to actively support this behavior. Truancy and tardiness to school/class may result in a loss of opportunity for maximum time on task, a decreased level of learning, a disruption to others' learning processes and loss of privileges.

You can access more information regarding Attendance in our Student Handbook here.

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