When a student must be absent from school, on the day of the absence, please call the school at 903-839-5656 to inform us of the absence. If a phone call has not been made, send a note with the student upon his/ her return to school. The note must be signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. If the student has established a questionable pattern of absences, the principal or the attendance committee may also require a physician’s or clinic’s statement of illness after a single day’s absence as a condition of classifying the absence as one for which there are extenuating circumstances.
When sending in a note to the office for an absence please include the date of the absence along with the child's first and last name and teacher's name.
Upon return to school, a student absent for more than four (4) consecutive days because of a personal illness must bring a statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition that caused the student’s extended absence from school. [See FEC(LOCAL).]
Students leaving school during the day for a doctor’s appointment can be counted present for time away from school provided they bring a doctor’s note upon returning to school. Students who arrive late due to a doctor’s appointment will be counted present provided they have a note from the doctor.