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Attendance

If your child is absent from school, please provide a handwritten excuse note to the Attendance Office in Room A111.

You can hand deliver any excuse note, medical notes, and/or court visits notes or simply email your notes to attendanceWHS@fortbendisd.com 

If your child will be absent more than 3 days, please notify the attendance office by calling us or providing information to the attendanceWHSfortbendisd.com email. 

Any Student entering the school after 7:30 AM, or re-entering after leaving for an appointment, should sign in at the Attendance Office (Front Office counter). Attendance is taken in each class period throughout the day. Student who enter a class within the first 20 minutes of that class are considered TARDY. Student who are more than 20 minutes late to a class will be marked as ABSENT to class, not tardy. (per FBISD Student Handbook). 

If you have questions, about your student's attendance, you may check the attendance through the Family Access on the FBISD website. Your child will be given a log-in and password at the beginning of the school year, or you may request a parent log in as well. See the FBISD website (main page, FAMILY ACCESS button on the top right) for instructions on obtaining log ins. Once logged into SKYWARD, click the attendance tab on the left side of the screen. 

Excuse Notes 

  • All excuse notes must included:
    • Full Name
    • Student ID
    • Grade Level
    • Date(s) of absence
    • Reason for absence
    • Parent contact information and signature
  • Turn into the WHS Attendance Office via
  • All excuse notes must be turned in within 5 school days of the absence

TIPS to improve student's attendance 

  • Ultimately, parents are responsible for getting their children to school. Here are a few tips to consider:
    • Schedule doctor’s appointments before school, after school, or during holidays
    • If your child is ill, email Attendance Clerks Mrs. Pratt (Last Names A-L) or Mrs. Avalos (Last Names M-Z) the first morning of their absence
    • Arrive to school on time and attend every class period
    • Make school attendance a habit. This can carry over when seeking employment
    • Make sure your child’s job does not require working during the school day or after 10 p.m. on school nights
    • Ask for help from your campus counselor if you are having trouble with your child

Attendance Questions & Answers

  • If an excuse note is not received within 5 DAYS of the student’s return to school, the absence will be coded as Unexcused, which may result in truancy charges if specific criteria are met. (Per FBISD Student Handbook)

Attendance's impact on student's final grade/credit

  • To receive credit or a final grade in a class, a student in kindergarten–grade 12 must attend at least 90% of the days the class is offered. A student who attends at least 75% but fewer than 90% of the days the class is offered may receive credit or a final grade for the class if he or she completes a plan, approved by the Assistant Principal, which allows the student to fulfill the instructional requirements for the class.

Attendance Procedures & Truancy 

  • Truancy is the act of failing or refusing to attend school. FBISD enforces the Texas Compulsory Attendance laws of the State of Texas. WHS Dropout Caseworker, Omar Rosado, works to collect attendance data, coordinate automated phone messages to parents when a child is absent, issue warning letters, #Attend2Achieve Truancy Diversion Program notices and referrals to appear in court. 

FBISD Attendance policies/procedures can be found in the FBISD Student/Parent Handbook

 

Si su hijo está ausente de la escuela,  proporcione una nota de excusa manuscrita a la Oficina de Asistencia en la habitación A111.

Puede entregar a mano cualquier nota de excusa, notas médicas y/o notas de visitas a la corte o simplemente enviar sus notas por correo electrónico a attendanceWHS@fortbendisd.com

Si su hijo estará ausente más de 3 días,  notifique a la oficina de asistencia llamándonos o proporcionando  información al correo electrónico de attendanceWHSfortbendisd.com.

Cualquier estudiante que ingrese a la escuela después de las 7:30 AM, o que vuelva a entrar después de salir para una cita, debe iniciar sesión en la Oficina de Asistencia (mostrador de recepción). La asistencia se realiza en cada período de clase durante todo el día. Los estudiantes que ingresan a una clase dentro de los primeros 20 minutos de esa clase se consideran TARDY. El estudiante que llega con más de 20 minutos de retraso a una clase será marcado como AUSENTE a clase, no tardío. (según el Manual del Estudiante del FBISD).

Si tiene preguntas sobre la asistencia de su estudiante, puede verificar la asistencia a través del acceso familiar en el sitio web del FBISD. A su hijo se le dará un inicio de sesión y una contraseña al  comienzo del año escolar, o usted también puede solicitar el inicio de sesión de los padres. Consulte el sitio web del FBISD (página principal, botón ACCESO FAMILIAR en la parte superior derecha) para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo obtener inicios de sesión. Una vez que haya iniciado sesión en SKYWARD, haga clic en la pestaña de asistencia en el lado izquierdo de la pantalla. 

 

Attendance Clerks:

Acquanetta Pratt (Last Names A-L)

281-634-3474

Acquanetta.Pratt@fortbendisd.com

 

Susana Avalos (Last Names M-Z)

281-634-2470

Susana.Avalos@fortbendisd.com