Attendance

To report an absence call 830-798-3586 or email ereed@mfisd.txed.net

If you your child is going to be out of school for a full day, please call 830-798-3586. Please relay: student's name, grade, date(s) of absence, reason for absence. 

It is imperative that you contact the school as close to an absence as possible.

By policy, if the school is not notified of a student's absence within 72 hours, the absence will be classified as unexcused. The 72 hour rule must be maintained for the most accurate attendance recording.

For general questions about your child's attendance record, please contact your students Grade Level Principal or call Ellen Reed at 830-798-3586.

ATTENDANCE IS CRITICAL FOR SUCCESS!

All school patterns develop during the primary grades - attendance, study habits, behavior, and attitude toward learning; therefore, it is important for parents to provide positive guidance in these areas.

IT IS THE PARENTS LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THEIR CHILD ATTENDS SCHOOL REGULARLY AND IS ON TIME.

The State Compulsory School Attendance Law requires the following:

  • · Children between the ages of six(6) and eighteen(18) must attend school;
  • · Children enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten are required to follow the same attendance law;
  • · Children enrolled in school must attend every day, all day for the entire school year.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ATTEND SCHOOL THE ENTIRE DAY

Value the entire school day and schedule appointments after school or on weekends.  If you must have an appointment during the school day, return the child to school unless the doctor recommends immediate home rest.  Provide a doctor’s note to the school when your child returns.

TARDINESS/EARLY REMOVAL

Arriving late or leaving early disrupts the class and reduces valuable learning time for your child.  Being late or leaving early from school is counted as a partial-day absence, which is a violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law.  Be familiar with the Student Handbook and its Tardy Policy, which is located on the school web-site.

PROVIDE JUSTIFICATION FOR ABSENCES

Doctor’s notes should be provided in a timely manner.  For absences not directly related to a child’s personal illness, third party verification will be needed.  The school administrator has the final authority to excuse/not excuse an absence. Late arrival to school, single class period absences or early removal from school should be noted in writing as well.  Ultimately, it is the parent’s responsibility to do everything possible to comply with the Compulsory Attendance Law.  Non-compliance with this requirement will lead to court action.

MONITOR YOUR CHILD’S ATTENDANCE

Make it a priority to monitor your child’s attendance and grades by going to Skyward Family and Student Access.  The link is found on the school website's homepage.  

CHECK ABSENCES ON REPORT CARD

If you have questions or concerns, contact the Ellen Reed, Attendance Clerk, at 830-798-3586.

Thanks and let’s have a fun and fully ATTENDED school year!