Please remember that attendance counts each and every day. In fact, part of our state accountability rests on maintaining high levels of attendance. We ask that you make sure to document any absences via email to Jennifer Nanyes.
AISD Attendance Policy
Attendance is essential for students to take full advantage of their learning opportunities. When returning to school after an absence, the reason for an absence must be presented in writing to the attendance office within 2 days following the absence. The parent note must be signed and include a current date, student number, grade level, date of absence(s), specific reason for absence(s), and a telephone number where a parent/guardian may be contacted. Students may not write their own notes, regardless of age, without legal documentation. A phone call does not replace the need for written documentation. A student may be excused from an absence for an approved reason with documentation. The principal may also excuse absences for extenuating circumstances. All other absences will not be excused. It is the student’s responsibility to ask teachers about missed work. However, if a student will be out for more than three days, a parent may call the counselor’s secretary before 10:00 a.m. on the second day and request assignments from the teachers. Please allow at least one day for teachers to gather the assignments and get them to the registrar. Requested assignments can be picked up after 3:00 p.m. Attendance is compulsory according to Texas state law. State law mandates that a student must be in attendance 90% of the days a class is offered.
Students who plan to leave school during the day must bring a signed written excuse from home with date and time they will be leaving and give it to the office before first period. At that time, students will be given a Permit to Leave Slip allowing him/her to leave class at the designated time to meet his/her parent or guardian in the front office. All students leaving campus during the school day must be signed out in the front office by a parent or guardian. Parents/Guardians MUST have a valid ID to check out their student. Students will only be released to individuals who are authorized on the students’ registration card (SR290). Students dropped off on campus by school bus, parent or walk-on must remain on campus until dismissal or with authorization from the school. Leaving campus without authorization from the school may result in disciplinary action.
Tardiness is unexcused without proper documentation or notification from Lamar staff. For every 5 times a student is tardy to the same class, he/she may receive a half-day of ISS. Students arriving between 8:25 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. must report directly to class and will be counted tardy by their teacher. Students who enter school after 8:35 a.m. will sign in at the front office, be issued a Permit to Enter Slip, report directly to class, and will be counted tardy by the attendance clerk. Students with an excused tardy must obtain a permit to enter class from the front office.