Partial Day/Full Day Absences - Lower Campus late arrivals at 8:20am & Upper Campus late arrivals at 8:35am or later and 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 a healthcare note or court order to excuse loss of instruction time.
For an absence, email Ms. Gamez for Lower Campus @ email@example.com and or Ms. Gomez for Upper Campus @ firstname.lastname@example.org with an Official Document or Parent's Note with the following information (Student Absence note also hyperlinked below):
- 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
- Citizenship appointment
- Court required appearance
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.