Regular and punctual school attendance is essential for school success. Attendance increases student achievement and improves the quality of their educational experience. It prepares them for college, good careers, and successful adulthood. Texas Compulsory Attendance Law requires students to attend school regularly, unless otherwise exempted by law. It is the responsibility of the parent and student to cooperate and communicate with the school on all attendance matters.
Official Attendance-Taking Time (All Grade Levels)
The district will take official attendance every day at:
- Elementary School Campuses: 9:30 a.m.
- Middle School Campuses: 9:30 a.m.
- High School Campuses (Varies)
- Connally High School: 11:45 a.m.
- Hendrickson High School: 11:55 a.m.
- Pflugerville High School: 11:55 a.m.
- Weiss High School: 11:55 a.m.
- Provan Opportunity Center: 10:00 a.m.
All of these times fall within the designated 2nd instructional hour of the day as required by state rule.
A student absent for any portion of the day, should follow the procedures below to provide documentation of the absence.
Documentation after an Absence
A parent must provide an explanation for any absence upon the student’s arrival or return to school. The student must submit a note signed by the parent or from an entity included in the exemptions under the compulsory attendance laws. The campus may accept a phone call from the parent but reserves the right to require a written note. A note signed by the student will not be accepted unless the student is age 18 or older or is an emancipated minor under state law. The campus will document in its attendance records whether the absence is excused or unexcused.
Note: The district is not required to excuse any absence, even if the parent provides a note explaining the absence, unless the absence is an exemption under compulsory attendance laws.