Student success in school is directly tied to attendance. Responsibility for attending class lies with the student. The attendance phone number is 414-5191.

Daily automated calls to the student’s home phone number will be made if the student is absent from one or more periods. If you have any questions, please call the attendance clerk @ 414-5191.
If a student is absent from class, he or she should do the following:
Bring a note to the front office for the absence to be excused. All notes should be provided within two days of returning to school. A student absent for more than 5 consecutive days because of personal illness must bring a statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition that caused the student’s extended absence from school. To receive credit in a class, middle school students may miss no more than eighteen (18) periods per school year (9 periods per semester). A student who misses more days than allowed by TEA policy shall not be given credit for the class unless the attendance committee finds that the absence(s) are the result of extenuating circumstances. A student who is required to attend school under the compulsory attendance laws and fails to attend school on ten or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year or on three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period may be prosecuted for nonattendance. Failure to monitor and assure your child’s attendance leaves the school no choice but to file on the student/parent for failure to meet the mandatory attendance law. Consequently, the Court may fine the parent as much as $500 for truancy violations.

The District accepts the following as extenuating circumstances for the purpose of granting credit for a class:
1. Personal illness, death in the family.
2. Days of suspension
3. Participation in court proceeding or child abuse/neglect investigation (with official legal documentation).
4. A migrant student’s late enrollment or early withdrawal.
5. Completion of a competency-based program for at-risk students.
6. Late enrollment or early withdrawal of a student under Texas Youth Commission.
7. Specific religious observance.
8. Participation in a substance abuse rehabilitation program

Students are responsible for obtaining, and completing, make-up work. Students have the same number of days to make up work as they missed.