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Corina Menendez


Attendance Clerk: Corina Menendez

Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

A parent/ guardian must report a student’s absence from school to the Attendance Office. San Mateo High School uses a Google form in order to better support families in reporting a student's absence from school.  With the form we will have a written record of the absence excuse. With phone calls there is no permanent or written record so if there is a question it is difficult to produce historical evidence.

Use this form to report your students' full or partial day absence: SMHS Absence Reporting Form

If a student must leave school early, they must have a Permit to Leave from the Attendance Office. Students should pick up their Permit to Leave from the Attendance Office during Brunch or Lunch.  A parent/ guardian must complete the SMHS Absence Reporting Form the day before or call the Attendance Office before 8:30 am to ensure the permit is ready. See the Permit to Leave Protocol.

If you have questions about how to use the absence reporting form, you can email, Assistant Principal, Lauren Ponti at or Attendance Clerk, Corina Menendez at OR call the attendance office and leave a message 24 hours a day at (650) 558-2309  or (650) 558-2308 

Please include in your message:

  1. Your student's first and last name
  2. Your student's identification (I.D.) number
  3. If you do not know your student's identification (I.D.) number, please leave your student's date of birth.
  4. The reason for the absence or permit to leave.
  5. The time you need the student to leave campus (if it is for a permit to leave)