Students have the responsibility to be punctual and attend classes on all regularly scheduled school days. Absences or tardies must be verified by the parent or guardian by calling the 24-hour attendance line at 395-5361 by 10:00 a.m. the day of the absence. Students arriving after 9:00 a.m. are to report to the attendance office with a note from their parent or guardian before going to class.
Sam Brannan Middle School is a closed campus. Students may not leave campus prior to dismissal time for any reason without an early dismissal.
Students leaving school early (medical appointments, etc.) must have a written note or phone contact from their parent/guardian indicating the reason, date and time they will be picked up from the campus. If a student needs to leave school early, these procedures must be followed:
At certain times, it becomes necessary for parents and teachers to meet concerning student performance. Conferences may be requested by parents, teachers or administration. Interdisciplinary teaching teams are available for parent conferences every Wednesday after school. Please contact the school at 395-5360 to schedule a meeting.
A student is not excused from completing assigned class work or homework when absent from school. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain, complete and turn in missed class work and homework as soon as practice after returning to school or by special arrangement with the teacher who is assigning the work. If a parent wishes to request homework for a student who will be out for an extended amount of time, please call the attendance office at (916) 395-5361.
Bicycles, skateboards and scooters are acceptable means of transportation to and from Sam Brannan Middle School. Care must be taken to secure them in the bike rack on the school grounds. Each bike should be locked separately to the rack (each bike should have its own lock.). Bikes and scooters are to be walked on school grounds. Skateboards may be ridden in designated areas only.
Call the attendance office at (916) 395-5360 ext. 1 or fill out the form below. If no call is made or the online form is not used, a note is required to clear the absence. All absences will be verified. If an absence is not cleared within 3 days, it will be considered a truancy.