General Information

Absences and Readmittance



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.


Before returning to school, students must have had parent call the 24-hour attendance reporting line at 395-5369, to clear your absence. A note must include the absence date(s), reason for the absence, and a parent/guardian signature. Upon returning to school following an absence, students are to follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Report to the attendance office to obtain a re-admit.  This should be completed before school starts.
  • Step 2: Have the re-admit signed by all teachers; leave it with the sixth period teacher.

A re-admit will show “truancy pending,” if you fail to bring a note explaining your absence.  If a note is not provided with three days, truancy on the student’s record will result.

Early Dismissal


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:

  • Step 1: Parent may call the attendance office or send a note with the student the morning of the early dismissal.
  • Step 2: Parent/Guardian or any person authorized by the emergency card, must come into the attendance office with their ID (Driver’s License, or ID card.)
  • Step 3: Student will be brought to the attendance office and released to the parent/guardian.

Parent-Teacher Conferences


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 (916) 395-5360 to schedule a meeting.

Homework Request


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 / Scooters


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.