Campus Attendance Policy
7:30am Student admission for breakfast begins
(Early morning supervision with Mad Science begins Monday, September 5, 2022. Visit MadScience.org)
8:00am Instruction begins
8:20am Partial Day Absence excusable with official HealthCare note
2:30pm Early release ends (Email MCarbajal@dallasisd.org and Teacher in advance)
(After-school care with Mad Science begins Monday, September 5, 2022. Visit MadScience.org)
CLICK HERE for Absence Note
CLIC AQUI para Justificacion de Ausencia
Partial Day/Full Day Absences - Late arrivals at 8:20am or later & early release require a healthcare note/court order/government citizenship document to be submitted to excuse loss of instruction time. Full day absences, for a justifiable reason, may be excused with a parent's note, healthcare note, government document for a citizenship appointment or court order for up to 3 consecutive days; additional days require an official notice to excuse loss of instruction time.
10:00am -2:30pm Early Release Request - Requests for a student's early release is scheduled via email to Ms. Carbajal, MCarbajal@dallasisd.org. Indicate date & time of pick-up.
*In case of an emergency and Ms. Carbajal cannot be reached; please call the campus directly 972-749-7400 and ask to speak with a Campus Administrator or Nurse Cook at 972-749-7409.
For absences, Email Ms. Carbajal MCarbajal@dallasisd.org with an Official Document or Parent's 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 email
Submit documentation within 3 days of student's return to school.
- 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 observed
- Citizenship appointment
- Court required appearance
3 or more unexcused or T99/Partial Day absences will trigger Attendance for Credit & the Dallas ISD Truancy Department DISD Truancy Department/Departamento de Ausentismo
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.
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. Parent(s) may email the completed and signed Pledge to Ms. Carbajal at MCarbajal@dallasisd.org with the Office of Attendance at Geneva Heights Elementary.