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Please report any absence to Mrs. Herd at 943-5156 by 10:00 am.

If your student will be coming in after 10:00, call attendance to inform of the late arrival.

When calling leave the following information on the voicemail:

  • Student's complete name
  • Grade
  • Reason for absence
  • Parent's / Guardian's name¬†
  • Parent's /Guardian phone number

School Messenger (GISD's automated contact system) will send out a message if your student is unverified for their absence from first and/or second period.

A parent/ doctor note MUST be sent to the school when the student returns.
Note should include:

  • Student's complete name
  • Grade
  • Reason for absence
  • Date of absence(s)
  • Parent's / Guardian's signature
  • Parent's /Guardian phone number

Please feel free to print & use the attendance letter template.

If student is leaving during the day for a doctor's appointment and a doctor's note is returned, the student will not be counted absent from the class period(s) missed.
Doctor's notes are extremely important for perfect attendance.
Middle School students are counted absent for each period they miss. A note is required before any absence can be excused.
District policy allows 3 days for receipt of notes.

When a student is absent or will be absent 3 days, homework may be requested.
Call attendance by 10:00am to request homework, and it will be available for pick-up at the receptionist's desk after 3:30pm.

Automatic letters are generated for missing 3 days of school. Upon missing a 10th day of school, your family is in violating compulsory school attendance law and charges may be filed.
Your student will also be expected to attend credit recovery classes in order to gain credit for the school year.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Mrs. Marilyn Herd - Attendance Secretary
Phone (512) 943-5156
Fax (512) 943-5159