Mitchell Elementary School

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  • Attendance Requirements

    • At HISD, missing more than 10 percent (or 17 days) of school a year can lead to a student not receiving a grade or being retained, but more importantly, it represents lost time in the classroom and a lost opportunity to learn. For complete details on HISD’s attendance policy, please see HISD Attendance Policy.
  • Students are required to attend school daily.  Attendance is taken each day at 9:30 a.m. 
    The only absences excused are:

    • Death in the family;
    • Personal illness; and
    • Inclement weather (which would result in the closing of schools).

    Each absence must be accompanied by a parent note or doctor's excuse no more than 3 days after an absence.
    Please note: Frequent absences may result in an attendance referral which would constitute a visit to the home
    by an attendance officer or non promotion.
    Click here to see the district policy regarding attendance.