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Texas state law requires that all students who have not reached their 18th birthday must be in attendance 90% of the days a class is offered.
Did you know?
Students with too many unexcused absences may NOT be issued credit for their course(s) even if they have a passing grade.
Austin ISD can file a complaint against a parent/guardian in court if a student has 3 unexcused “days or parts of day absences” within a 4-week period
Absences are excused IF the student was:
If a student is absent for a reason not on the previous slide, it is “unexcused”
If a student has missed 50% of a class, he/she will be counted absent
A written note is required for ALL absences and must be turned in to the Attendance Clerk NOT the teacher, located in the main office within 2 days
If a student is out sick for 3 or more days, a doctor’s note is required
A parent, sibling, or student’s child illness is NOT an excusable absence
Tardy means arriving to class after the bell has rung
Consequences for tardies are handled by school administration
If you have not received any phone calls from teachers or the school about your child’s absences
If you have not received letters or progress reports in the mail from the school
THE SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR UPDATED INFORMATION!
Please give a current light bill and current phone number(s) to the Attendance Clerk!
WHEN IN DOUBT . . . GO TO THE SCHOOL!!!!
For more information, contact the Parent Connection Facilitator at your child’s school. https://gradespeed.austinisd.org/pc/