Piner Middle School Attendance
We believe that regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education—to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, every minute of instruction counts and we would like to thank you for making a special effort to ensure that your student maintains good attendance.
Texas law (TEC 25.094) enforces the state compulsory school attendance requirements. This law requires that students are in attendance at school a minimum of 90% of the days that school is in session. SISD’s policy requires us to notify a truancy officer when excessive absences occur. If attendance is not improved after notification from the school, we will file a truancy violation with the court system. Parents/guardians are responsible for providing documentation to the school attendance clerk for all excused absences.
Reporting an Absence:
Parents should call the school attendance office at (903)891-6479 no later than 9:00am each day a student is absent from school. Parental contact with the attendance office with a written statement (note that describes the reason for the absence) is required when a student is absent. The campus will document in its attendance records for the student whether the absence is considered by the district to be excused or unexcused. Please note that, unless the absence is for a statutorily allowed reason under compulsory attendance laws, the district is not required to excuse any absence, even if the parent provides a note explaining the absence.
Requests for homework assignments for a student absent from school should be made to the attendance office no later than 8:30am. A student who has been absent for any reason is required to make up specific assignments missed and/or complete additional in-depth study assigned by the teacher to meet subject or course requirements. Failure to make up assigned work within the time allotted by the teacher will result in a grade of zero for the assignment. A student who is absent will not be allowed to participate in school-related activities on that day or evening, unless approved by the principal.
Absence Reporting: (903)891-6479
903-891-6470 ext. 4007