There will be a team informational meeting on October 26 during lunch at 1:00 PM in the PE Classroom.

Any additional questions should be directed to Head Coach Ken Luis <> or Frosh-Soph Coach Fernando Light <>

Attention all eligible high school students! Please show your Civil Engagement and register to vote in the upcoming State of California elections. You may do so by visiting the website of the Secretary of State, State of California : or by clicking the following button:


Secretary of State - Register to Vote

2016-2017 Girls Soccer Tryouts

Gunn High School 2016-17 Girls Soccer Tryouts will held from November 7-11 from 6-8pm on the football field. Please make sure your pre-participation examination (PPE) has been completed and is on file with the Athletics Office via prior to starting tryouts, and you have pre-registered for tryouts by sending an e-mail to Both teams are looking to build off of their prior success with the Varsity team looking for their third consecutive trip to the CCS playoffs in 2016-2017.

Pre-registration information to in the e-mail should contain:

Subject of e-mail: Gunn Soccer Try-outs

Student's Information
Soccer Club (if currently playing)

Parent's Information

  • Students who accrue a sixth cut on their attendance record will be assigned to Tuesday/Thursday School.
  • Students who accrue five tardies in any one class can be assigned to Tuesday/Thursday School by their teacher.

The Auto-Dialer message is sent to parents/guardians twice a day.

The first message is sent at noon notifying parents of any absence(s) their student may have incurred during morning classes.  The second message is sent in the evening at 6.15pm.

It is the parent’s responsibility to know when their student is not in class. The Auto-Dialer system assists in communicating to the home when a student is absent from class; however, it is not a perfect system.  We encourage parents/guardians to frequently check their student’s attendance record via Infinite Campus and to contact the Attendance Office to excuse any student absence within the 72 hour time period. 

Student attendance data is available via Infinite Campus Portal (  If you need assistance to reset the password, please email (link sends e-mail).

Leaving Campus During the School Day Tardy to School

If a student must leave campus during the day, the parent/guardian needs to notify the Attendance Office by email, in person or by telephone.

The Attendance Office requires advance notice, preferably the day before, if a student needs to leave campus during class time.  A pink Off- Campus Pass is required by the student so that the teacher knows the student has permission to leave class early.  If the student does not pick up the Off-Campus Pass before school, the Attendance Office personnel will send the Pass to the student’s classroom.

The student will be required to show the Off-Campus Pass to their teacher before being allowed to leave the class.  The Pass will indicate the time of departure and the reason for leaving the campus. If the student returns to school the same day, they are required to sign in at the Attendance Office and to fill out a yellow Pass Slip.  This slip will indicate to the teacher that the student has signed in at the Attendance Office.

If you neglect to advise the Attendance Office in advance of your student’s leave time, please email first thing in the morning.   You can also call the Attendance Office phone number which is specifically available for time sensitive information:  Ph:  650-354-8231.

If a student is leaving the campus in between classes, an Off-Campus Pass slip is not required except if leaving at brunch, before FlexTime.   FlexTime is regularly scheduled on Tuesdays at 10.00am.

Parents are to notify the Attendance Office when their student is going to arrive late. The parent will provide the reason for the tardy and the time of anticipated arrival. The student will report to the Attendance Office to sign in before proceeding to class.

Tardy Process and Procedures

  • Teacher files tardy policy with Instructional Supervisor & Principal at start of year.
  • Teacher formally notifies student:
    • Class expectations stated at the beginning of a course.
    • At the 3rd tardy, a verbal warning to the student.
    • At the 5th tardy, the teacher officially notifies the student, parent, counselor and Attendance Office with a Notification of Tardiness.  As a consequence, the student is assigned to the next Tuesday/Thursday School.  Refer to Attendance Office personnel or Gunn website for these dates.
    • At 8 or more tardies, the teacher will notify the student, parent, counselor and an administrator, and may request one or more of the following actions be taken;  assignment to additional Tuesday/Thursday School session, loss of open-campus privileges, family meeting, referral to SARB process, counseling referral, and/or loss of prep periods.
 Excusing an Absence

Absences must be excused within 72 hours from date of absence.
-  Only the legal parent/guardian may excuse a student’s absence or tardy
-  If your student is “on campus” at the time of an absence, they will require a staff 
   member to excuse them.
-  If your student is ill and cannot attend class, they need to report to the Health Office.

Excused Absence

Health, bereavement, pre-arranged college visits, family emergency, religious holidays and warranted absences are the only absences that are considered excused absences.

Warranted Absence

    • Obtain a “Warranted Absence Formhere or from the Gunn Main Office or Attendance Office
    • The student and a parent/guardian need to sign the form
    • Return the form, with a letter from home, at least 3 days in advance of the requested absence
    • Obtain a tentative approval signature from an administrator
    • Obtain parent and teacher signatures, along with class assignments
    • Return the form to the Main Office for final administrator approval at least 24 hours in advance of the absence.

College Visits

Seniors and second semester juniors, with written prior approval, may take five (5) days of Independent Study to visit college campuses. Students who do not complete a Warranted Absence form prior to the visit, will be excused  with a “red other unexcused” code for classes/days missed and may lose the opportunity to make up assignments/tests. 

Students are required to complete a Warranted Absence form following the process above with 3 added steps, as follows : 

After final administrator approval has been received :

    • Take the form to Attendance Office so they can document the absence with “red other unexcused” code. 
    • Secure college admission’s office signature while on the visit.
    • Turn form into the Attendance Office on the first day of return from the visit.  The “red other unexcused” code will be changed to an excused “college visit” code.

The teacher of any class from which a student is absent shall determine what assignments the student shall make up and in what period of time the student shall complete such assignments.  Upon satisfactory completion, full credit shall be granted.  The tests and assignments shall be equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to those which the student missed during the absence.

Other Absences

When referring to your student’s attendance record on line, a personal excuse code will either have a red background or a green background. 

Other Excused:  OTE (green background)

The OTE code, (Personal Excused absence) code (green background), results from the student filling out a Warranted Absence form PRIOR to the absence.  This code is used for warranted personal absences or absences at the discretion of the Administration.  A Warranted Absence is an absence that is educationally based.

Other Unexcused:   OTU (red background)

The OTU code, (Personal Unexcused absence), (red background), is used to excuse personal commitment absences such as non-health related appointments that cannot be scheduled outside of school hours or when no Warranted Absence form has been completed.

Gunn High School complies with the State of California Education Code and, as such, this OTU code is not recognized by the State of California as an excused absence. Once a student has 3 OTU codes on their attendance record, they will be considered truant and a truancy letter will automatically be generated by the system and sent home.  Also, with this OTU code, teachers are not obligated to grant credit for assignments, nor permit a student to make up tests they may miss while absent for this personal reason.

Unexcused Absence


Absences without parent, guardian or school approval shall be marked as cuts.  Consequences for CUTS:

    • If possible, parents will be notified via auto dialer for each unknown absence. This unknown absence will be changed to a cut if not excused within 72 hours.
    • At the sixth cut, the student will be assigned to Tuesday/Thursday School or will be given options for making up the time they have missed due to being absent from class.

Truancy Letters

Truancy Letters will be automatically generated and sent home for the following number of unexcused absences being any one of, or a combination of :  cuts, O T U absences, vacation or suspension :

Truancy Letter #1 :       3 unexcused absences

Truancy Letter #2 :       6 unexcused absences

Truancy Letter #3 :       10 unexcused absences


Questionable/Excessive Absenteeism

In cases of questionable or excessive absenteeism, the school district may require a variety of reasonable methods for verification of illness, such as written excuses from parents or documentation from a physician or other health providers.