Lowest attendance occurs before break

Friday, March 21 was the second worst attendance day in school history. On the day before spring break, 20 percent of the student body was absent from school. The worst attendance day was April 2005 on “ditch day,” according to school attendance coordinator Gabe Preciado. While the absences in 2005 were largely due to students […]

Lowest attendance occurs before break

Friday, March 21 was the second worst attendance day in school history. On the day before spring break, 20 percent of the student body was absent from school. The worst attendance day was April 2005 on “ditch day,” according to school attendance coordinator Gabe Preciado. While the absences in 2005 were largely due to students […]

Parents to resolve absences online

A new system for submitting parent notes has recently gone live on the Parent Portal. With the new electronic note sending system, when  students have an unresolved absence on their record, a parent is automatically sent an email notification informing them of the absence. The system was created over the summer by software development manager […]

Don't excuse Coachella absences

By Judd Liebman For the second consecutive year, the administration excused Coachella-related absences. At first, I was furious that the teachers and deans would accept such a ridiculous excuse for missing school. Not only did it have the potential to wreck classes by having so few students in class, but it also went against the […]

Seniors skip 263 classes for college visits last week

By Victor Yoon Seniors missed 263 classes last Thursday and Friday for confirmed college visits, Head of Attendance Gabriel Preciado said. However, in total 353 classes were missed, leaving 90 absences unconfirmed. The number of classes missed this year is much higher than the 287 classes missed during the same weekend last year. “I think […]

Fires disrupt commutes, athletic events

By Andrew Lee The raging California wildfires forced faculty and students to evacuate their homes, complicated commutes to school and interfered with athletic events two weeks ago.  The school, government agencies and CIF recommended the cancellation of all athletic activity due poor air quality. Sixteen upper school students had absences and tardies due to the […]

Mono causes students to miss school, sports

By Michael Kaplan After suffering from a searing throat, a pounding headache and constant fatigue for over a week, Katie Cook ’08 decided it was time to see a doctor. Realizing Cook’s symptoms were considerably more serious than those of the common cold, Dr. Alisa Bromberg decided to give Cook a blood test and see […]