Attendance Error Question?
If you find your student attendance is in error, please go to Home Access Center and hover over the date in question. In a few seconds it will show you the period (Ex: 01, 02 etc.) in which the teacher marked your student absent. Please email or call the teacher directly to inquire about the absence. When the attendance office receives an email correction from the teacher, the attendance will be corrected.
Please do not contact the Attendance Office as she cannot change any attendance. Corrections must come from the teacher of record.
Attendance / Report an Absence
Click to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes begin at 8:20 a.m.
Dismissal is at 3:30 p.m.
Parents are asked to email the attendance office to report absences with the following information:
- student’s full name and grade
- reason for the absence and date(s)
- contact name, telephone number and relationship to the student
Please send a note written by a parent or guardian with this information when your child returns to school if you did not send an email to the attendance office. An excuse from a doctor’s office is required for absences of five or more consecutive days.
Absence notes and doctors’ excuses must be delivered to the attendance office WITHIN 2 DAYS for student records. Notes or email to teachers are not usually forwarded to the office.
Partial day absences due to medical appointments are excused by TEA when the student is in attendance for the remainder of the school day. A school excuse from the doctor’s office is required as well as sign-in/out at our front desk. The excuse may be turned into the office by the student, or it may be sent by the doctor’s office to Grisham MS attendance at fax # 428-2790.
Arriving Late to School
Sign-in at the front office is required as part of the attendance record for all students who arrive late to school. The student should bring a parent’s note explaining the reason for arriving late, or a school excuse from a doctor’s office. Parents are required to accompany students at sign-in.
Leaving School Early
A parent or guardian must be present to sign out students who leave campus during school hours. A parent signature and the reason for leaving are required. Please allow sufficient time for sign-out procedures. Keep in mind that the parking lot will be very congested with buses and carpools by 3:20 p.m.
During school hours, students may be released to parents or legal guardians only, unless written authorization is provided. Written permission should include the full name of the person authorized, the student’s full name, the date and reason for leaving, and the parent’s telephone numbers. Older siblings sent to pick up a student must also have written permission from their parents, even if they are already listed as an emergency contact. A photo ID will be required in both cases.
School attendance is mandated by state law. The only excused absences are personal illness, death in the immediate family (parent, sibling, grandparent, or a member of the immediate household), or school related absence. All other absences, including partial day, will be considered unexcused.
- For additional attendance information, please refer to your Secondary Student-Parent Handbook.