The Texas Education Agency defines the school year as 180 days. Daily student attendance begins at 9:00 a.m. Attendance is taken each class period. Students are expected to attend school every day of the school year. If a student is absent, a note must be submitted to the registrar within three days. The note should include the child’s name, identification number, reason for absence, a daytime contact number and a parent's signature.
If we do not receive the documentation in a timely manner, the absence will be UNEXCUSED. Excuse notes should be turned in to the main office. Students should not give or place written excuses on their teacher’s desk. It is at the discretion of the principal of which handwritten notes are excused. If your child has an illness that requires him or her to miss school often, please provide a note from your child’s doctor stating the illness and the possible length of time the child is likely to miss school.
It is the PARENT’s duty to monitor their student’s school attendance and require the student to attend school. Parents may call the school at any time to inquire about his/her child’s attendance record. Additionally, a parent may monitor attendance by reviewing the attendance portion of your child’s report card.
Students who are absent and excused will be given one day for each excused absence to make up missed work. Makeup work must be requested no later than the first day of return from the absence. Tests will be made up before or after school.
Students who have attended school every day will be considered for perfect attendance.