What is the parent/guardian's responsibility?

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We are sure you are aware of how important it is that your child receive a quality education. However, you may be unaware that under the laws of the State of Texas it is your duty as the parent/guardian to monitor your child’s attendance and make sure he/she attends school each and every day, for the full instructional day. This also includes ensuring the student arrives arrives to school on time, attends each class period and avoid as much as possible early releases/pick-ups from school unless there is an extreme emergency.

When a student is absent from school Parents/Guardians should submit a written explanation, also known as an excuse note, to the school. This should be done within three school days following the student's return to school. However, Dallas ISD will accept an excuse note within the semester the absence occurred.

Click here to download a blank excuse note (optional).

For information on how to monitor your child's attendance, grades and etc. click here for parent portal