Students are expected to be in school except in cases of emergency, illness, or school-approved absence. A child who is required to attend school under this section shall attend school each school day for the entire period the program of instruction is provided. (b) Unless specifically exempted by Section 25.086, a child who is at least six years of age, or who is younger than six years of age and has previously been enrolled in first grade, and who has not yet reached the child's 19th birthday shall attend school. Unless specifically exempted by Section 25.086, a student enrolled in a school district must attend.
Report an Absence
If your child is not going to be at school, you must notify the school. A call from a parent/guardian is helpful and beneficial, however policy requires that upon arrival or return to school, a signed note by the parent that describes the reason for the absence must be submitted to the campus clerk. Calls to the school the day of the absence need to be done before 9:00am. For more information on absences, please refer to the Student Handbook.
School employees must investigate and report violations of the compulsory attendance law. Parent notes or medical/dental notes will be required for all non-school-related absences. Only three absences may be coded as excused by parents/legal guardians for any reason per semester.