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Attendance Wilder Elementary. Topics of Discussion  Absences and Notes  Truancy  Attendance Policy  Attendance Codes  Exemptions.

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1 Attendance Wilder Elementary

2 Topics of Discussion  Absences and Notes  Truancy  Attendance Policy  Attendance Codes  Exemptions

3 Absences…what do I need?  Students have 3 days to bring in notes after absence.  If a student is absent for more than 3 days, the student must have a doctor’s note.  If a student does not bring in the required note, the student will be counted as having an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.

4 Truancy  10+ UN-excused absences MUST file charges  Any combination of full days or parts of days (yes, leaving 15 minutes early from school is considered a partial day absence)  3 Unexcused absences school MAY file charges  Any combination of full days or parts of days (yes, leaving 15 minutes early from school is considered a partial day absence)  Go to court *Usually:  6 months probation  $ court fee  *This is up to the court but these are typical dispositions.

5 TEXAS EDUCATION CODE  Section states:  COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. (a) A child who is required to attend school under this section shall attend school each school day for the entire period the program of instruction is provided.  Sections and of the Texas Education Code state that Your child is required to attend school without any unexcused absences  The reason why you are here: According to our records your child has at least 3 days or parts of days that are unexcused (parts of days can = 1 period) OR 3 or more tardies  Missing 3 days or parts of days (unexcused) violates this law  In accordance with section of the Texas Education Code, we are required to warn you of the following:  As the parent of the student, you are subject to prosecution for the class c misdemeanor charge of Parent Contributing to Nonattendance – punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.

6 Attendance Codes  U  Unexcused  E  Excused  YE  Left early, present/excused  YU  Left early, present/unexcused  ZE  Left early, absent/excused  ZU  Left early, absent/excused  T  Tardy  T-15  Tardy over 15 min (Unexcused)  H  Home Bound  G  ISS  S  Suspended  M  Medical Excused

7 Questions about attendance?  Q. How can we, as parents, monitor their attendance?  A. Check TEAMS or call the office to find what their attendance is. Communicate with us.  Q. What happens if I did not get the letter?  A. If you moved, let the school know. We have the address on file from the beginning of the year.  Q. Q. What happens if I don’t get a doctor’s note that day?  A. The doctor’s office can fax us a note—if you call them– or your child can bring it the next day.

8 Teams Parent Self Serve  ALVIN ISD wants you to be able to keep up with your child easily  You can view Attendance, Grades, and Discipline  To access this information online is easy  Go to  Click on the FOR FAMILIES tab  Scroll down to TEAMS Parent Self Serve  Follow the online directions—you will need your child’s ID # and DOB

9 Questions??  General Questions?  If you have specific questions about your child, you may speak with the attendance clerk, Ms. Harrison, or assistant principal, Mrs. Hopkins: 


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