• Attendance / Report an Absence


    If your child is absent, please call the school at 817-794-7300 to report the absence. If you leave a voicemail message, please include this information:

    • your child's name, grade, and teacher's name
    • date of absence
    • the reason for the absence
    • your name
    • and then repeat this information.

    It is a parent's responsibility to report the student's absence within 72 hours. If the absence is not reported within the time specified, it will be considered an unexcused absence regardless of the reason for the absence.

    If your child has been absent more than 10% of the school days enrolled, then a doctor's note will be required for each absence recorded.


    Tardy / Late to school

    Our doors open to receive students at 7:25 a.m. Instruction begins at 7:40 a.m. A student is considered tardy if he/she is not in the classroom and ready to learn by 7:46 a.m. Excessive tardiness will result in a truancy notice and/or referral. If a student arrives after 7:55 a.m., it is considered a partial day unexcused absence, unless a doctor's note is provided.


    Doctor's Notes

    When your child visits the doctor, dentist, or any other health professional during the school day, make sure to get a signed note from their office stating the appointment date and time. A copy of the note should be turned in to the office as soon as your child returns to school. If it is requested that your child remain out of school for an extended period of time, those exact dates must be noted on the excuse.

    Early Dismissal

    If you need to pick up your child from school early, please call the front office at 972-794-7300 or email Mrs. Moncada at marimoncada@dallasisd.org. Please provide the reason for the dismissal. Students may not be dismissed after 2:45 p.m.          




    Excused Absences- bring requested documentation

    • Illness - parent note will cover up to 3 consecutive days
    • Medical Appointment - healthcare note required
    • Educational Appointments - document from educational facility
    • Death in Family - service documentation
    • Observance of Holy Day - indicate Holy Day

    3 or more unexcused absences will trigger the Dallas ISD Truancy Department

    Truancy Quick Reference Guide

    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 al students are in atendance 90% of the time a class is offered to certify successful accrual of final grade.



    7:25 am Doors open, supervision and breakfast in the classroom

    7:45 am Instruction begins

    7:46 am Tardy  

    7:55 am Partial Day Absence (excusable with official doctor's note)

    2:45 pm Early student dismissal ends

    3:15 pm Dismissal