AttendanceThe school day begins at 8:20 a.m.
Students must arrive before 8:20 a.m. Parents may drop off students at the entrance on the south side of the building. Students who arrive after 8:20 a.m. will be counted tardy. Students who have excessive tardiness will be subject to consequences.
The Texas Education Agency defines the school year as 175 consecutive days. Daily student attendance begins at 8:20 AM in Lyceum. Students are expected to attend school every day of the school year. If a student is absent, including days or parts of a day resulting from a nurse sending the student home, a note must be submitted to the registrar within two days. The note should include the child’s name, identification number, reason for absence, a daytime contact number and a parent signature. Students must be in attendance ninety percent (90%) of the time each semester in order to receive credit in a course. Absences that cause a student to attend less than 90% of a semester will be reviewed by the School Attendance Committee. The committee will determine whether the absences are excused.
If documentation is presented to substantiate the following types of extenuating circumstances, the
absence may be excused:
• Religious holidays
• Medical or dental appointments
• School-approved extracurricular activities
• Family emergencies or unforeseen or unavoidable instances requiring immediate attention
• Participation in a treatment rehabilitation program
• Absences related to being a migrant student
• Approved 2 days per year college visitation for juniors and seniors
School starts at 8:20 a.m. Students who arrive late to school more than four times during a semester
may be placed on probationary status. Students on probationary status who persistently arrive late
may be removed from the campus. Upper school students who are excessively tardy to class may not receive credit for the course they are taking and may be forced to attend summer school. Middle school students who are excessively tardy to school may be listed on probation and could be removed from the campus.
In the case of a cancellation due to inclement weather, check the Dallas ISD website or local stations.
Changes in Address or Phone
Please notify the attendance office of changes related to contact information and the safety of each
students. Make sure the primary and secondary contact information is clear.