• Principal’s Plan for Restoring Credit or Final Grade

    According to Texas State law, each student must be in attendance 90 percent of the days the class is offered. The implementation of the Attendance for Credit Initiative is to ensure that all students are in attendance 90 percent of the time a class is offered to certify successful accrual of credit or final grade.

    Purpose

    Students who are passing their classes, but have excessive absences, will have the opportunity to restore credit or final grade for their classes by completing a principal’s plan.

    Criteria

    The Principal’s Plan to Restore Credit or Final Grade will be implemented for students whose attendance drops below 90% but is at least 75% of the days the class is offered. The student must be earning a passing grade and have completed all classwork and homework associated with excessive absences.

    Letters

    Warning letters – When the student reaches absences equal to 5% of the days any class is offered, a warning letter is generated and will be available via the Dallas ISD website under Parent Services. The campus may also contact the parent to make them aware that a warning letter has been generated.

    Violation letters - When the student reaches absences equal to 10% of the days any class is offered, a violation letter is generated and will be available via the Dallas ISD website under Parent Services. However, the student may be eligible to participate in the principal’s plan.

    Reminder letters (elementary and middle) – will be distributed to the parent or guardian at the 27th absence.

    Documentation

    All documentation is to be kept in an organized format that is securely maintained and available for review. For the 2022-2023 school year, a virtual platform must be utilized to maintain all campus documentation.

    Determination of Credit for Final Grade

    The Attendance Review Committee will review all documents for approval. Students will need a 90 percent attendance rate, content-specific assignments for academic seat time, and a passing grade of 70% or above in each class. The principal’s signature is required for final approval of denial or restoration of credit or final grade.