Topics of Discussion Absences and Notes Truancy Attendance Policy Attendance Codes Exemptions
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.
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.
TEXAS EDUCATION CODE Section 25.085 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 25.093 and 25.094 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 25.095 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.
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
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.
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 www.alvinisd.netwww.alvinisd.netwww.alvinisd.net 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
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: 281-245-3090