Campus Attendance Policy
7:30am Campus admission, supervision and Breakfast in the Classroom
(AlphaBest offers supervision from 7am-7:30am. Fees apply visit AlphaBest.org)
7:45am Instruction begins
8:05am Partial Day Absence excusable with official HealthCare note
2:40pm Early release ends (Email Mcarbajal@dallasisd.org and Teacher in advance to schedule pick-up)
3:15pm - 6:30pm AlphaBest after school care (Fees apply visit AlphaBest.org)
CLICK HERE for Student Absence Note and Early Release Request
Partial Day/Full Day Absences - Late arrivals of 8:05am or later & early release require a healthcare note to be submitted to excuse loss of instruction time. Full day absences, for a justifiable reason, may be excused with a parent note for up to 3 consecutive days; additional days require a healthcare note to excuse loss of instruction time.
9:30am-2:40pm Early Release Request - Requests for a student's early release is scheduled via email to Ms. Carbajal, Mcarbajal@dallasisd.org. Indicated date & time of pick-up. After 2:40pm students are returned to class for regular dismissal.
*In case of an emergency and Ms. Carbajal cannot be reached; please call the campus directly at 972-749-7400 and ask to speak with Nurse Nation or an Administrator.
Email Ms. Carbajal @ Mcarbajal@dallasisd.org with an Official Document or Parent Note with the following information (Student Absence note also hyperlinked above):
- Student's name
- Reason for absence
- Date(s) of absence
- Parent contact number and or email
Submit documentation within 3 days of absence
- Illness - parent note will cover up to 3 consecutive days
- Medical Appointment - healthcare note required
- Death in Family - service documentation
- Observance of Religious Holiday - Indicate holy day
3 or more unexcused or T99/Partial Day absences will trigger the Dallas ISD Truancy Department DISD Truancy Department Parent Services
Attendance for Credit: According to Texas State law, each student must be in attendance 90% 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% of the time a class is offered to certify successful accrual of final grade.
Texas Compulsory Attendance Law-Official Notice and General Attendance Agreement Pledge
Per state mandate, our district must provide parents with the Texas Compulsory Attendance Law-Official Notice.
The state also mandates our district to request that parents/guardians complete and sign the General Attendance Agreement Pledge. The pledge is to be submitted to the campus as soon as possible. Please feel free to email the Pledge to Ms. Carbajal at Mcarbajal@dallasisd.org in the Office of Attendance at Geneva Heights Elementary.