Regular school attendance is essential for students to maximize their learning opportunities. Absences from school may result in serious disruption in the mastery of the knowledge and skills needed to progress for the child’s learning. It is crucial that students and parents make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.
A student can be considered absent if he or she misses all or part of the school day, including late arrival and early pick up.
At Thrive Center For Success we take attendance at 10:15 am daily. If your child is not present during the attendance time they will be marked absent for the day.
Under Texas law, a student who experiences more than 3 unexcused absences (full or partial day) in a four week period or 10 unexcused absences (full or partial day) in a 6 month period, may be referred to the court for truancy. This includes unexcused late arrivals and early pick-up. Charges may also be filed against the parent in these circumstances.
Communication with the school each time your child is absent is critical or the absence may be unexcused. Unexcused absences are considered truancy.
If the child was seen by a health care provider, a note from that provider is always preferred. If the student was present PART of the school day and missed the remainder for a health care appointment, a note from that provider should be given to the school within 3 days. In this circumstance, the time away from school is NOT considered an absence.
Thrive Center For Success has created an easy way for parents to complete the attendance documentation for their child and attach notes regarding while the child was absent.
The google attendance form will need to be completed within 3 days after the child has reported back to campus or the absence will be counted as unexcused if a google form/note is not provided.
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