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Attendance & Turancy FAQ'S

Attendance is an important part of a student’s education. Each day learning is built on previous activities and knowledge.  Absences and/or tardies result in a disruption of the student’s mastery of instruction.

School hours

Monday- Friday


What does the law say? 

Texas requires a child who is at least 6 years of age, or who is younger than 6 and has previously been enrolled in school, and who has not yet reached their 18th birthday to attend school unless exempt by law.

Under Texas Education Code, a student is in violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law if the student is absent 3 days or parts of days in a four week period or 10 days or parts of days in a six month period.  Tardiness is considered part of the school day.

Why did I receive an attendance letter?

Letters are sent to parents once a student has reached 3 unexcused absences.  The letter serves as a reminder of the state law and that truancy charges could be filed. If you receive a letter, you should call the school office to clear up any unexcused absences.