There is a direct relationship between attendance and academic progress. We urge each student to be in school every day, ALL DAY, and on time.
When a student is absent, the parents are to call the office between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Texas State law requires a student to be in attendance 90% of the school year in order to receive credit in a class. This includes both excused and unexcused absences. Failure to attend 90% of the scheduled days will result in the student being retained in the same grade the following year. Parents are requested to notify the School of any absence lasting more than two days, particularly if the absence of a child is due to a contagious illness that may have been transmitted to other students in the School. Extenuating circumstances would be a basis for an appeal to the School Board of Directors. The Principal will approve the structure of the review, the procedure, and the criteria to be considered.
*Regular attendance and punctuality are required of every student. Records of tardiness will be considered in relation to absences and will result in disciplinary procedures.
*The only acceptable excuses for absences and tardies are: personal illness, sickness or death in the family, quarantine, weather or road conditions making travel dangerous, participation in school activities or religious observances, with permission of the Director of School. Other emergencies or unusual circumstances can be submitted to the Director of School for consideration.
*Students who have been absent must present a written excuse from the parent/ guardian or doctor within 3 days of their return.
*Leaving school early should be limited to medical appointments or family emergencies. Abuse of early release may result in administrative action. All students must be picked up before 2:00 pm for Early ReleaseBy law, students absent for three or more consecutive days must submit a written medical statement from a doctor upon the student’s return. A student observing a religious holiday must submit prior to the absence, a written request from the parent or guardian. Excused days for travel are limited to one day for travel to and one day for travel from the site where the student observes the religious holy days. Students who follow these procedures will not be penalized for the absence and the absence will not be counted for purposes of calculating the average daily attendance.TARDINESSA student will be considered tardy if they arrive at school after 8:00 a.m.Your child is tardy (3) times this will count as one absence. (3 times Each)