Attendance and Tardy Policies
The Texas Education code requires students to attend at least 90% of school days or classes. Negative consequences could include failure to receive class or course credit. Please help your child develop control and responsibility by learning that positive consequences occur when attendance is regular, directions are followed, assignments are done well, and there is a cooperative classroom attitude.
Notes to parents:
- Call the school office when your child is going to be absent from school
- Provide a written explanation to the attendance clerk when the child returns
- Students who miss part or all of the school day may be considered absent
- Doctor visits during any part of the school day may be excused by bringing a written proof of the visit when returning from the appointment
- Remember to ask your doctor for this documentation for each appointment. This includes early dismissal as well as late arrivals
- Make sure the school has your correct home and work telephone numbers and your correct mailing address
Punctuality is a necessary life long skill. The instructional day begins at 7:45. Students who arrive early are dismissed from the cafeteria and gym to go to their classrooms at 7:35. Students who are not in their classrooms at 7:45 are considered tardy and must report to the school office. A tardy slip is issued and the white copy is given to the student to take home to be signed by a parent/guardian.
Notes to parents:
- Plan to arrive at school no later than 7:40.
- Allow time for traffic.
- Students will not be considered tardy if they are late because of a medical appointment.
- Written proof of the medical appointment is required.
- Students will not be considered tardy if the school bus is late.
- You will be notified by the assistant principal when your child has received four tardy slips.