Education can only fulfill its promise as the great equalizer—a force that can overcome differences in economic privilege and background—when we work to ensure that students are in school every day and receive the supports they need to learn and thrive. Spring ISD is committed to making sure that every student is academically successful!Important Student Attendance InformationAs a parent, did you know that...
The information below provides parents with guidance on the types of absences that a student can have in order for the absence to count as excused . Proper documentation (note) is required to justify the excused absence. Any other absence that is not on this list or that is not accompanied by the required note will count as an unexcused absence.NOTE: The campus attendance clerk and a campus administrator can provide more information and options for your child on the following absence-present options:
- Attendance is a key factor in the academic success of your child?
- Public schools are funded on the daily attendance of your child?
- Your child can have some absences excused?
- A student with a history of chronic absenteeism in elementary has a higher chance of not being able to graduate from high school?
Observing religious holy days: A student who is observing holy days is allowed up to one day of excused travel for traveling to the site where the student will observe the holy days and up to one day of excused travel for traveling from that site.
Attending a required court appearance: A student who is attending a required court appearance is allowed up to one day of excused travel for traveling to the site where the student will attend the required court appearance and up to one day of excused travel for traveling from that site.
Appearing at a governmental office to complete paperwork required in connection with the student’s application for United States citizenship: A student who is appearing at a governmental office to complete such paperwork is allowed up to one day of excused travel for traveling to the site where the student will complete the paperwork and up to one day of excused travel for traveling from that site.
Taking part in a United States naturalization oath ceremony: A student who is taking part in such a ceremony is allowed up to one day of excused travel for traveling to the site where the student will take part in the ceremony and up to one day of excused travel for traveling from that site.
Serving as an election clerk: A student who is serving as an election clerk is allowed up to one day of excused travel for traveling to the site where the student will serve as an election clerk and up to one day of excused travel for traveling from that site.
Temporary absence resulting from an appointment with a health-care professional: If the student or the student’s child is temporarily absent resulting from an appointment with a doctor and if the student begins classes or returns to school on the same day of the appointment. The appointment should be supported by a document such as a note from the health-care professional.
A district may excuse a student from attending school to visit an institution of higher education: As long as the higher education is accredited by a generally recognized accrediting organization during the student’s junior and senior years of high school for the purpose of determining the student’s interest in attending the institution of higher education, the absent may be excused.
A court visit by the student is not counted as an absence if the attendance office receives the court note for documentation.
In order for an absence to be changed from unexcused to excused, documentation must be provided to the campus when the student returns to school.
A person required to attend school may be excused for temporary absence resulting from any cause acceptable to the teacher, principal, or superintendent of the school in which the person is enrolled. Education Code 25.087(a)
Make Up Work
The student shall be allowed a reasonable time to make up school work missed on the days described above. If the student satisfactorily completes the work, the days of absence shall be counted as days of compulsory attendance. Education Code 25.087(d)
If a student fails to attend school without excuse on three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period, the district shall initiate truancy prevention measures on the student. [See FED] Education Code 25.0915(a-4)
Home Access Center
You can keep track of your son/daughter's attendance and grades by signing in to the Home Access Center (HAC). You can log in or create your account in the mySpringISD portal.