REPORTING AN ABSENCE:
When a student is absent from school, the student—upon arrival or return to school—must bring a note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence within 72 hours. A note signed by the student, even with the parent’s permission, will not be accepted unless the student is 18 or older or is an emancipated minor under state law.
Notes can be provided in three different methods:
- Actual note on paper signed by parent
- Email sent to the Attendance Clerk: Deborah Blansit from the parent
- Phone call to the Attendance Clerk (may be accepted, but the district reserves the right to require a written note)
The campus will document in its attendance records for the student whether the absence is considered by the district to be excused or unexcused. Please note, unless the absence is for a statutorily allowed reason under compulsory attendance laws, the district is not required to excuse any absence, even if the parent provides a note explaining the absence.
STUDENT RELEASE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY:
If you need to pick your student up during the school day, please send an email with the time you need student released, and a pass will be delivered to them. Remember that if you are coming into the school to pick up your student, please bring a valid photo ID. Students cannot be released with a phone call.
VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT:
Students needing a VOE (Verification of Enrollment) can sign up for one at the Attendance Office between 8 am - 4 pm. If a student owes Attendance Recovery, they cannot get their VOE until all of their time is completed. VOE's are valid for 30 days.
Any planned absence over 3 days requires Administrator approval. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 1 week in advance for approval. Per TEA, students are required to be in attendance for 90% of the semester. If a student exceeds the number of absences allowed per class, the student will be in Attendance Violation and must attend tutoring in order to receive credit for classes.