Attendance Policy

 
Attendance Office Numbers Fax Number 713-295-3704
 ADA Attendance ClerkSusy Avalos713-295-3704
 Attendance Clerk Monica Quintanilla713-295-3704 
 Truancey/Data EntryMonica Contreras713-295-3704
 Attendance Case WorkerAsia Duhon  713-295-3704 
 

 What should I do for an absence?

Students who have been absent or tardy must present a written excuse from the parents or guardian when they return to school. Parents may also fax excuse notes to the attendance office @713-556-5370 or email to attendance at:  mquinta2@houstonisd.org or savalos@houstonisd.org

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 with permission of the principal
  • juvenile court proceeding documented by a probation officer
  • approved college visitation
  • emergencies
  • religious holidays

In the case of ANY absence, excuse notes must be turned in to the attendance office within three days of returning to school. All notes must contain the following:

  • students full legal name and school ID number
  • date(s) of absence and the
  • date the note was written
  • parent name, signature, and contact phone number

What if I am absent for a long period of time?
Absences of 5 or more consecutive school days must be excused with a Doctor’s note.

Why wasn’t my absense excused?
If a student does not check out before leaving campus or sign in upon late arrival OR if excuse notes are turned in for a previous grading cycle (6 weeks) that has ended, an excuse note will not be accepted.

How do I pick my child up early? 
If a parent is picking up a student, they must have an ID,  DL, or passport.   Pick up time stops at 3:00 pm every day, please arrive before that time.  Students will not be release, if the person, who is picking up a student is not on the system, they will be sent to their Assistant Principal for approval. Students will need to provide a note the next day to excuse the periods that were missed.
 

Early Dismissal from school:  

If a student needs to leave early, they need to bring a note  from the parent to the attendance office in the morning  stating they have permission to leave early due to medical appt. or other reasons, attendance office will contact the parent and will issue a pass.  If we are not able to contact the parent, student will not be able to leave campus.  When leaving early, students need to sign out at the attendance office, in order to be excused.  If a student leaves without signing out, the absence will be considered unexcused.
 
 

What do I do if I am planning a college visit?
Juniors and Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall and spring semesters.  When the student returns from the visit they must bring a letter on college letterhead with the student’s name, date of the visit. Then the letter should be sent to the attendance office no later than three days after the visit.

If you have any further questions, please contact the attendance office.

What is required for  Senior Exemptions?
To be eligible for spring semester finals exemption through the attendance office you must have no more than 5 excused absences and NO unexcused absences.  (3 absences and 2 college days)

Any excuse notes must be brought to the attendance office three days after the student returns to school from the absence.
Doctor or dentist visits will not count as an absence as long as the student brings an official doctor’s note to the attendance office on the same day as the visit to the doctor or dentist office and stays in class for the remainder of the day. 
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