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
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
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.