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Parents Have 5 School Days To Clear Absences Before They Turn Into Truants

The State of California controls how schools report attendance. They give school office personnel 5 school days to clear an absence from "Absent" to either "Excused Absence" or "Unexcused Absence." The office can only make those changes after we hear from families on why their child was not present at school and it needs to be within 5 school days.


If parents do not contact the school to clear absences within 5 days, the "Absent" code automatically turns into a "Truant" and the office cannot change that. The state LOCKS attendance and once that happens we can not make changes.

Best Practice for Reporting Student Absences

It is best to contact the school office the day your child is absent. It is also best if you report early in the day as the system will send emails and make calls automatically if absences are not cleared by 3:00 p.m. If you call later in the day, the office may not be able to clear absences until the following school day. Sending a note with your child to excuse an absence is not recommended.

Report an Absence by Phone

(805) 520-6770, Extension 1 (Attendance Line)

Online Reporting: 

Mission Statement

Township Elementary School educators work together to empower and support ALL students to become the best potential version of themselves, at grade level or higher, by building their emotional, social, and physical well being.

Bell Schedule

Normal Day: 8:15 a.m. to 2:28 p.m.


TK: 9:30 to 9:50 a.m.
Kindergarten & 1st: 9:50 to 10:10 a.m.
2nd & 3rd: 10:10 to 10:30 a.m. 
4th, 5th & 6th: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
TK afternoon recess: 12:40 to 1:00 p.m.
Kindergarten afternoon recess: 1:05 to 1:25 p.m.


TK: 11:00 to 11:40 a.m. 
Kindergarten & 1st: 11:20 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
2nd & 3rd: 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
4th, 5th & 6th: 12:20 to 1:00 p.m.

Minimum Day: 8:15 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.

We have a minimum day on the second Thursday of each month.  Please check The Weekly Happenings for the exact dates. 

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures

This is a reminder as we start the new school year to drive safely in and around Township. 

Driving Procedures

Township 2023-2024 Student Supply Donations List

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