How Absences are Recorded

For an absence to be considered excused, written notification must be received within five days of the absence. Telephone calls will be noted, but DO NOT excuse a student’s absence.

Parent Notification (E1)
Students are permitted a maximum of nine (9) excused/extenuating circumstance absences per semester. Absences beyond nine (9) per semester will result in loss of academic credit. For an absence to qualify as excused/extenuating, the parent/guardian of the student must either submit it through Skyward or send a written note signed by the parent with the absence date, and reason for the absence. This written notification must be received in the Attendance Office within five (5) days from the absence in order to be considered as excused/extenuating by the Campus Attendance Committee.

Telephone calls notifying us of an absence will be documented, but will not be considered excused until written notification is submitted.

Medical Excuses for Absences of an Entire Day (M1)
If a student is absent for an entire day(s) and has seen a doctor, you should request a written note from the doctor to verify the date that the student was seen. This note should be submitted to the Attendance Office within five (5) days of the absence. Absences that are documented with medical notes are not counted as part of the nine (9) excused/extenuating absences.

Medical Absences for Part of Day (D)
We recognize that occasionally a student must seek medical/dental care during the school day. If the student is absent for only a portion of the day he/she may have that absence removed in any classes missed if he/she brings a doctor’s note to the Attendance Office within five (5) days of the appointment.

All notes received in the Attendance Office are time stamped upon receipt. Any excusal notes (Parent or Medical) received in the Attendance Office after the five-day deadline will be noted in the Student Attendance Record, however, it will not be considered excused. Parents can also scan and email medical notes to 
dgardner1@kleinisd.net or fax them to (832) 375-7209.

 

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