DMUSD Administrative Regulation 5113 regarding Verification of Absences:
students who have been absent return to school, they shall present a
satisfactory explanation verifying the reason for the absence within three (3) calendar days of the student’s return. Any of the four following methods may be used to verify student absences:
1. Written note from parent/guardian, parent representative, or student if 18 or older. (Education Code 46012)
Conversation, in person or by telephone, between the verifying
employee and the student's parent/guardian or parent
representative. The employee shall subsequently record the
a. Name of student
b. Name of parent/guardian or parent representative
c. Name of verifying employee
d. Date(s) of absence e. Reason for absence
Visit to the student's home by the verifying employee, or any other
reasonable method, which establishes the fact that the student was
absent for the reasons stated. A written recording shall be made,
including information outlined above.
4. Physician's verification
When excusing students for confidential medical services or
verifying such appointments, district staff shall not ask the purpose
of such appointments but may contact a medical office to confirm the
time of the appointment.
When a student has had 14 absences in the school year for illness
verified by methods listed in #1-3 above, any further absences for
illness must be verified by a physician.