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ATTENDANCE POLICIES:

It is sometimes hard to navigate the world of school, remembering who needs notes for what. Attendance notes and excused and unexcused absences are one of those confusing pieces. We would like to provide you with a handy guide on those two things. 

 

Parent’s Note and/or Doctor’s note after an Absence or Illness

 

When a student must be absent from school, the student upon returning to school must bring:

  • A note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. Please send notes on paper with a parent’s signature – emails are not acceptable notes;
  • A note from a doctor (if applicable);
  • If a student is absent for more than 5 consecutive days because of a personal illness, a statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition must be provided.

Notes must be turned in within 5 days of the student’s return to school. Additionally, if absences become excessive, the student may be required to submit a doctor’s note verifying illness for the absences to be excused.

 

Please note that should your student go to the doctor and the doctor’s note states the student may return to school the following day but the student stays home an additional day, you must provide a parent note to cover the additional day along with the doctor’s note.

 

Excused/Unexcused Absences

 

Absences will be classified as “excused” or “unexcused.” Absences that are documented and verified for the following reasons will be classified as excused:

  • Personal illness (with a doctor’s or parent note)
  • Serious illness or death in the immediate family
  • Medical or dental appointments (with a doctor’s note)
  • Weather or road conditions making travel dangerous
  • Extenuating circumstances approved by the Principal (5 day maximum per school year) Absences for reasons other than those listed above will be considered unexcused.

 

Please call if you have questions.

Millicent Street

281-357-3070 x5202

FAMILY VACATIONS
 

 

We've all seen that the prices for vacations and travel drop dramatically when school is in session. That makes it incredibly tempting to take that trip to Disney in October or February.  But there are several downsides of that…

 

  • Our students miss academic instruction when they are out. While we are happy to catch students up, teachers are never able to spend as much time in makeup instruction as they did initially because they are now teaching something else.

Many parents ask for work before going on the trip. District policy is to only provide work after a student returns to school.

 

  • Our school loses funding. Our main source of income is from the State of Texas and is paid to us on a per child / per day basis. Each day a child is absent, our district does not receive the state's provided funds for that student.

 

You can help your child and our school by planning your vacations / trips as much as possible around the school calendar. To that end, we have provided a copy of our calendar which specifically points out our long vacation times as well as longer weekends.

 

We hope that you will be conscious of these dates as you are planning those great times with your family.  Thank you.