Regular school attendance is essential for students to maximize their learning opportunities. Absences from class may result in serious disruption to the mastery of the knowledge and skills needed to progress to the next grade. Students and parents must make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.
Student attendance is regulated by Texas law, the Texas Education Code and FISD Board policies, including:
Students can be considered absent if they miss all or part of the school day, including late arrival and early pick-up. This includes all tardies.
Under Texas law, a student must be present for at least 90% of the time a class is offered. Students who don’t meet this requirement, regardless of the reason for the absence, will lose credit in the class. Completing a plan determined by the campus principal or attendance committee will be required to restore credit and avoid retention.
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