Attendance and Tardies

Attendance Office Information

The Attendance Office is run by Susie Wallach and is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm during school. 

Parents/Guardians - To report your student absent, please email [email protected] or call (310) 229-3665 and selection option 1. 

  • If the absence is not cleared within 10 days, it will be considered unexcused and will not be able to be changed in the system. 
  • If you arrive late please go to the Attendance Office. 
  • Attendance is taken each period. 
  • If you arrive late to school for a valid medical appointment, you must come to the attendance office with a note from the medical professional’s office and you will be marked excused and sent to class.
BVMS recognizes that daily attendance is a predictor of student academic success. Further, school attendance is compulsory per Education Code (48200).
Parents are responsible for assisting their students in maintaining the following attendance expectations:
  • Attend school daily and on time.
  • Remain after school up to 30 minutes when directed by a school official to complete disciplinary or other requirements (parent will be notified).
  • Be accounted for at all times during the school day, for safety reasons.
  • Abide by district policies related to school attendance.


For a student to be considered on time to class, students must be in the classroom when the bell rings.  The tardy policy applies to every period.

5 tardies = lunchtime detention and the parent contacted by an administrator.

10 tardies = after-school detention and the parent contacted by an administrator.

15 tardies = loss of privilege (removal from sports, dances, clubs, trips? etc for the remainder of the quarter).

20 tardies = loss of privilege for the remainder of the semester and parent conference

25 tardies = loss of privilege for the remainder of the year and parent conference

Tardy sweeps will occur randomly.  Students caught in a tardy sweep will receive immediate after-school detention and their parents/guardians will be contacted by a site administrator or designee.