The Tam News

Tam’s New Attendance Enforcement

Milo Levine

October 26, 2017


Filed under News

This year the administration has amped up its attendance enforcement to counter Tam’s abysmal absence and tardiness record. “Tam High [absences] are excessive … for our district [and] excessive for all high schools in California,” assistant principal Angela Gramlick said. Both excused and unexcuse...

Attendance Team Tackles Absences

Attendance Team Tackles Absences

Samantha Locke and Elissa Asch

March 7, 2016


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Assistant Principal Wendy Stratton and  a group of teachers assembled on February 26 to discuss the issue of recurring absences at Tam. “[We] established the attendance passes...the design and the funding,” Stratton said. Throughout this meeting the attendance team, which has been gathering since November,...

Johnnie Daniel LaBarre: Beyond the attendance office

Johnnie Daniel LaBarre: Beyond the attendance office

Julia Kligman

June 17, 2012


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

“Johnnie is my full [first] name. I was actually drafted in 1967 because they thought I was a boy. My father sent in a letter with a birth certificate attached to prove that I was a girl, but I still had to go to the induction center. I was the only girl there,” said attendance clerk and self-id...

Giants parade drains classes for the day

Allie Knauer

November 19, 2010


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Absences ran rampant as Tam students skipped school to attend the Giants victory parade on November 2 in San Francisco. According to the attendance office, there were over 300 recorded absences, excluding unexcused absences, and twelve substitute teachers called in the morning of the parade. Read More »...