Sherman 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.