Regular school attendance is vital to each student’s educational success. It is important that we work together for the success of each student. In order to support student attendance, please review the following frequently asked questions.
What is considered an unexcused absence?
Any full-day absence without a signed note from you or the doctor.
Students arriving after 8:15 a.m. for the day will be marked with an unexcused partial day absence without a doctor/parent medical note.
Students who leave school prior to 2:35 p.m. without excuse will be marked with an unexcused partial day absence.
All late arrivals (i.e. tardies) are unexcused without a medical note from a doctor. A note or email does not excuse late arrivals. Multiple late arrivals may be subject to disciplinary action.
If your child’s absence for personal illness exceeds five consecutive days, you must have a doctor’s note to excuse the absences.
Are family vacations unexcused?
Family vacations are considered an unexcused absence per AISD policy.
How many days are allowed to turn in an excuse?
A note must be sent to school within three school days of when the student returns to school.
What happens if my child receives multiple unexcused absences?
When a student receives three or more days (or parts of days) within a four-week period or a total of five unexcused days (or parts of days) within a 6 month period, you will receive an attendance letter from the school and truancy prevention measures will be implemented (i.e. student attendance behavior improvement plan).
When a student receives 10 or more unexcused whole or partial day absences within a six-month period, it is in violation of compulsory attendance laws.
If a student establishes a questionable pattern of absences, the attendance committee may determine parent notes to no longer be accepted; only doctor/school nurse notes will be accepted.
School hours are 7:55 a.m. -2:55 p.m.
Students who arrive at school between 7:55 a.m.-8:15 a.m. will be marked “late"
Students who arrive after 8:15 a.m. will be marked with a partial day absence
Students who leave school prior to 2:35 p.m. without excuse will be marked with a partial day absence
Students who leave school after 2:35 will be marked “left early”