"Good attendance benefits your child's education. Research is clear; students who attend school regularly do better academically and are more likely to establish work habits that help them succeed in life and work."
Thank you for your interest in our school attendance policies. Please call or email our Student Services Staff whenever your student is absent. Please provide the following information:
Date of the Absence and the Reason
All absences must be cleared within three school days or they will be considered unexcused. Thank you for your help.
Parents and guardians may call the below numbers or email the staff to clear a student's absence (based on the student's last name).
Students must be in their
seats when the bell rings. If a student is not in their seat, they
will receive an unexcused tardy. Thirty-Minute detention will be
assigned and must be completed within five school days. Written
verification by a medical office with date and time listed, will be an
1. Sending your student
with a note stating your student's first and last name, the reason, the
time they need to leave campus, and your name. Your student will
receive an off-campus pass which they will show the teacher when it is
time to leave class. Your student can conveniently meet you in the
2. Call the attendance office at 891-3026 and
the corresponding extension listed above, and an off-campus pass will be
prepared for your student. It is the student's responsibility to pick
up the off-campus pass during their passing period or lunch. They will
show the pass to the teacher when it is time to leave class and meet you
in the parking lot.
Please Plan Ahead
time is valuable! Parents are always welcome to drop off an item for
their student, as long as the student knows to pick it up. We do not
deliver notes or items to classrooms, as it is a disruption to
instructional time. Thank you!
Aeries Parent Portal
Keep up with your student's progress online. Parent Portal is an online
tool that tracks grades, attendance, course history, discipline issues,
demographic information and health/immunization data for you to see.
To create an Aeries Parent Portal account you will need the following information:
a VPC (Verification Pass Code)
your student's permanent ID number
your home telephone number
Please review these helpful instructions to set up an account.
You can access the ABI Parent website at HAC.chicousd.org and click on the Create New Account link.
Aeries Communication System
Chico Unified School District has transitioned to a new parent communication system. It is our goal that you do not miss important school information.
Our new Aeries Communication system allows you, as the parent/guardian, to customize how you receive school messages.
How to Ensure You Receive School Communication, Information, and Emergency Alerts:
Login to your Aeries Parent Portal and Confirm All Contact Information(Learn How)
An opt-in message was previously sent to all cell phones. If you wish to receive communication via text messages, then please make sure your text messaging option is enabled.
If you have any questions, then please feel free to visit us in the main office or call Chico Unified School District at (530) 891-3000 ext. 20149.