Report an absence: call 650.903.6925, press 2

Or email the secretary at mcolon@mvwsd.org

Please provide the following information:
  • Your child's name and room number
  • Your name and relationship to the child
  • Date of absence
  • Reason for absence 

Call before 9:00am every day the student is absent, unless you have previously notified the office. If no reason is stated in your message, the absence will be considered unexcused. Excused absences are limited to illness, doctor and dentist appointments, bereavement, and court appearances. 

Tardy Procedures

School starts promptly at 8:35am for all students. Students who arrive after 8:35am must come to the office for a tardy slip before entering class. Parents of students who are consistently tardy will be notified.


All students leaving school prior to dismissal must be signed out in the office by an authorized individual.

Children who are not picked up on time after school will be taken to the office. Parents must come into the office and sign students out, providing a reason for late pickup. Children may remain at school to use the equipment and fields only when accompanied by an adult who takes the responsibility for their supervision. 

Student Emergency Cards 

Please make sure the student emergency card on file with the office is up to date and has at least 3 contacts listed. If there is an emergency, your child will only be released to names on the card. ID is required for pick up. The student will not be released without adult ID.

Please stop in the office to update your card.

Independent Study Contracts for Extended Absences

When an extended absence cannot be avoided, an Independent Study Contract may be available for a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 days per year. Advanced notice (at least two weeks) to the office and teacher is required. All contract school work must be completed and must be returned the day student returns to school for the student to receive credit.

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