CGUHSD encourages regular attendance at school. There is a direct relationship that exists between attending school and academic success. As educators, we know regular school attendance is a necessary part of the learning process and is key to getting a good education. Students who are frequently absent may be putting their future in jeopardy. Studies have shown that chronic absenteeism, especially truancy, is highly associated with dropping out of school. Please be sure your student is in attendance every school day unless sick.


Tardies are viewed as a disruption to the classroom environment. Arriving late not only deprives the tardy student of full learning time, but also disrupts the education of other students. Students are expected to arrive on campus in time for the start of the school day. Any student who is late for the first scheduled class shall go directly to the Attendance Office for a pass for admittance to class. Students who are habitually late in arriving at school are subject to disciplinary action. A tardy becomes an absence when a student who arrives late has missed the majority of instruction (i.e. more than 10 minutes). 

Dismissal During School Hours

A parent/guardian should make arrangements with their student ahead of time to minimize confusion. A parent/guardian is encouraged to give written and/or verbal approval early in the morning to the Attendance Office so a pass may be sent to the student indicating the time of dismissal. Students must check out through the Attendance Office prior to leaving school during school hours. Failure to do so is a violation of the Closed Campus Policy. A person picking up a student must show a valid state-issued ID, be a parent/guardian or listed on the emergency list, and sign the student out. Students may sign themselves out only if a parent/guardian requests so and is able to answer questions of identity and verification. Because our schools are closed campuses and for the safety and well-being of our students, a parent/guardian must physically sign their student in/out during the lunch period. If dismissal is requested during the following times, the school is unable to notify a student that a parent/guardian is waiting:
  • lunch periods
  • 35 minutes prior to the end of the school day
  • semester/state/national exams
  • pep assemblies

Parent/Guardian Responsibility

A parent/guardian should make every effort to schedule routine medical appointments, family functions, and vacations during school holidays or breaks. It is recommended that appointments be scheduled outside the regular school day. In order for absences relating to illness, medical appointments, bereavement, family emergencies, religious/cultural days, or district-approved family vacations to be counted as excused absences, a parent/guardian must notify the Attendance Office within 48 hours of the absence. Failure to provide documentation within 48 hours will result in an unexcused absence. We reserve the right to verify documentation.

Loss of Credit

Students may lose credit for any class in which they accumulate 13 absences during a semester. This accumulation includes excused and unexcused. The only exception to this rule is when the administration decides that adequate evidence has been presented indicating an unusual circumstance, such as prolonged illness, requiring an accumulation beyond the maximum of 13 absences. 

Chronic Illness

Students with a chronic and/or recurring illness must provide documentation, signed by a doctor, and on file in the Health Office. A new form is required for each school year. In cases where medical documentation can be provided regarding a long-term illness or an ongoing medical condition, a parent/guardian should be in contact with the school regarding the chronic health problem. A parent/guardian should contact a site administrator to develop an academic plan. Absences due to a chronic illness are exempt from the cumulative 10% rule if they meet A.R.S. guidelines.


Jetcel Rodriguez
Rodriguez, Jetcel
Attendance Clerk
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4130

Fax Number

(520) 876-5348

School Session Hours

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Summer Hours

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Closed Fridays


The parent/guardian must present a valid state-issued ID stating the reason for the student's withdrawal then complete and sign a withdrawal form. Withdrawals are completed between the hours of 8 AM - 2 PM.

Student Handbook

Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, o [email protected]

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