When it is necessary for a student to be absent from school, a parent/guardian should call the Attendance Office to report the absence. All absences are unexcused until a note is received from a doctor or parent. In order to excuse the absence, a note must be received within three (3) days of the student’s return to school. Notes should include the following information:
Student Full Name
Date of Absence
Reason for Absence
Attach doctors note when applicable
Excessive unexcused absences may result in loss of credit or court action. Parents/guardians may fax notes directly to the Attendance Office (fax number 281-517-6857); you are also encouraged to give our fax number to your doctor’s office and request that they fax us a doctor note excusing absences from school due to illness, injury, etc. Phone calls to report absences are a courtesy only and are not excused absences.
The student must bring a note to the Attendance Office from a parent/guardian before 7:45 a.m. in order to obtain an Early Dismissal pass. When a note is not produced by the student, for student safety and verification, an authorized parent/guardian must sign out the student. Any individual listed as an emergency contact must have a separate written permission from parents/guardian to pick up the student. Parents/ guardians will be contacted prior to student release with emergency contact. All students leaving campus for any reason must be signed out at the front office – no exceptions.
STUDENTS WHO BECOME ILL DURING THE DAY
Students who become ill during the day must obtain a pass from class to the clinic. The clinic will contact a parent for dismissal from school. If your student calls home from their cell phone asking for you to pick them up, please let them know they need to go to the clinic and the nurse will call home. Student cell phones must not be used to call home for parent pick up for illness.