Attendance Office

Why Attendance Matters


There’s a very strong correlation between good attendance and success in school. Every day or partial absence negatively affects our budget and the ability to provide quality instruction, materials, and opportunities for your students.


Armstrong's and the Los Angeles Unified School District's goal is for all students to have

96% or higher

attendance throughout the entire school year. 


That means no more than 7 days of absences per school year.




Per State Law {EC: 48260-8273} Notes are required

Anything other than a medical/illness, court, or funeral reasons are unexcused and count towards truancy.


The district automatically generates a letter to inform parents/guardians of truancy.


PLEASE NOTE: If the student is absent five (5) days or more a medical note is required.

If a student is absent for a length of time due to medical/illness, please notify the attendance office.

Upon returning from an absence fill out the Google Form 

(click on ➡️ Absence Clearance Online Form) 

(click on ➡️ Tardy Clearance Online Form)


Send a note with your student the following day, it

 needs to be dropped off at the Attendance Office
it needs to
include the following:


        • Student’s first & last names write the legal name (no nicknames)
        • Student ID or date of birth
        • Dates of absence and/ or periods
        • Current date
        • Birthdate
        • Reason for absence: medical/illness, court, funeral reasons, quarantine under the direction of the County or City Health Officer, other (please be specific)
        • Parent signature
        • Parent phone #

If you need to submit a Doctor's or excuse note, you can do it through your Parent Portal Account at

If you have any question or concern, please contact the Attendance Office at

(818) 528 - 1619 or (818) 528 - 1631