Excuse Notes Must be written on 8-1/2 x 11 paper and have the following information: Student's Legal First & Last Name / Date(s) of Absence / Student ID / Grade Level / Reason for Absence / Parent Phone # / Parent Signature.
All Excuse Notes (parent, doctor, court, etc.) MUST be turned into the Attendance Office, faxed or emailed within five (5) days of return to school in order to count as excused.
The following reasons will be Excused : Illness / Doctor Visit / Medical Reasons / Family Death / Religious / Court / Truancy Diversion Program / Court / College Visit - 2 per year - 11th & 12th Graders Only - College Documentation Required.
The following are NOT valid excuses and will be entered at Unexcused Absences: Family Vacation / Car-Traffic Issue / Power Outage / Overslept / Missed Bus / Family Emergency without Explanation*. *Explained Family Emergencies will only be excused if approved by Grade Level Principal. *Unexplained Family Emergencies will not be excused.
Absences of four (4) consecutive days or more MUST have doctor's note to be considered excused. Shorter absences due to illness can be excused with a parent note.
Students entering campus who DO NOT CHECK IN and/or students leaving campus who DO NOT SIGN OUT at the Attendance Office will not be excused for their absence.
Students with Parking permit Early Dismissal or Authorize pick up by Non-Guardian: Parent note needs to be received by Attendance Clerk before school for verification. (or) Fax note to 281-327-5324 with copy of Parent/Guardian's ID to dismiss student early or email to Attendance.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anticipated absence of 3 or more days: Parent note needs to be processed prior to absence with Grade Level Principal; Anticipated Absence Form must be completed & reviewed for Approval.
90% Rule: State Law requires a student to be in attendance a minimum or 90% of the days the class is scheduled to meet. If a student is in attendance less than 90% of the days the class meets, the student will not earn credit for the class until attendance is made up in an acceptable and approved manner.