Attendance

Attendance is Important!!

It is hard to get here...
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...if you are not sitting here.
Empty Desks

Regular and punctual school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education—to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. 

It's a fact that students who attend school regularly learn more and are more successful in school than students who do not.  Parents who make regular school attendance a priority also are helping their children learn to accept responsibility.  Learning to accept responsibility is an important lesson for a successful life.

What Parents Can Do:
  • Help your child get into the habit and learn the value of regular routines
  • Teach your child that attending school is non-negotiable unless they are truly sick
  • Build relationships with other families and discuss how you can help each other out (drop off or pick up children, babysit) in times of need.
  • Identify non-academic school activities that help motivate your child's interest in school and learning such as drama, art, music, and other clubs.
School Attendance is NOT a choice.  IT is the LAW!


Compulsory Attendance Law
  • TEXAS SCHOOL LAW requires that school aged children attend school each day.
  • Absences may be excused for illness, medical appointments, family funeral, religious holidays, and court appearances. Parents must provide documentation within 2 days of the absence.
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