Attendance Procedures and Policies

North East Independent School District

Lee Main Office: 356-0800


Ketta Mendez

Attendance Clerk






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Attendance Clerk

Caprica Wells

Caprica Wells
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AP Attendance


Lee Saturday Success Dates

District Saturday School Dates

Students in North East Independent School District between the ages of 6 and 18 are required to attend school unless otherwise exempted by law.


    A student absent from school shall provide a note that describes the reason for absence. The note shall be signed by the student's parent or guardian. If the student is 18 or older or has been declared by a court to be an emancipated minor, the student may sign in place of a parent or guardian.
    Students shall be permitted to make up assignments and tests after excused absences. For extended absences, make-up assignments shall be made available to students after two consecutive class days of excused absence. Teachers shall inform their students of the time allotted for completing make-up work and tests after an excused absence; however, the student shall be responsible for obtaining and completing the make-up assignments in a satisfactory manner within the allotted amount of time. 
    The Board shall establish an attendance committee or as many committees as necessary for efficient implementation of Education Code 25.092.The Superintendent or designee shall make the specific appointments in accordance with legal requirements.
    Students who have lost credit because of unexcused absences may regain credit by fulfilling the requirements established by the attendance committee. The District defines an unexcused absence as any absence for which the attendance committee has determined there are no extenuating circumstances.
    The Board has established the following as extenuating circumstances:
  1. Board-approved extracurricular activity or public performance subject to limitations in FDD(LEGAL) preceding.
  2. Required screening, diagnosis, and treatment for Medicaid-eligible students.
  3. Documented health care appointment, if the student begins classes or returns to school on the same day as the appointment.
  4. Temporary absence resulting from any cause acceptable to the teacher, principal, or Superintendent.
  5. Juvenile court proceeding documented by a probation officer.
  6. Absence required by state or local welfare authorities.
  7. Family emergency or unforeseen or unavoidable instance requiring immediate attention.
  8. Approved college visitation.
  9. Absences for which the student has shown extenuating circumstances and completed routine make-up work shall be considered days of attendance for computing the required percentage of days of attendance.
    When a student's absence for personal illness exceeds five consecutive days, the student shall present a statement from a physician or health clinic verifying the illness or other condition that requires the student's extended absence from school. If the student has established a questionable pattern of absences, the attendance committee may also require a physician's or clinic's statement of illness after a single day's absence as a condition of classifying the absence as one for which there are extenuating circumstances.
    A student and the student's parent or guardian shall be given written notice prior to and at such time when a student's attendance in any class drops below 90 percent of the days the class is offered. When a student's attendance drops below 90 percent of the days the class is offered, the student, parent, or representative may request award of credit by submitting a written petition to the appropriate attendance committee. The attendance committee shall review the student's entire attendance record and the reasons for absences, and shall determine whether to award credit. Petitions for credit may be filed at any time the student receives notice, but in any event, no later than 30 days after the last day of classes. The attendance committee may review the records of all students whose attendance drops below 90 percent of the days the class is offered, whether or not a petition is filed.

    For absences evaluated by the attendance committee, the committee may impose conditions on the receipt of credit, such as requiring the student to:
  1. Complete additional assignments, as specified by the committee.
  2. Satisfy time-on-task requirements before and/or after school.
  3. Attend tutorial sessions as scheduled.
  4. Attend Saturday classes.
  5. Maintain the attendance standards for the rest of the semester.
  6. Take an examination to earn credit in accordance with EEJA.
  7. In all cases, the student must also earn a passing grade in order to receive credit.
    If a student is in attendance less than the required percentage of days and has been notified by the District that credit will be denied, the parent or guardian may appeal in writing first to the assistant principal of the school that the student attends.


    If the parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the decision of the assistant principal, he or she may appeal in writing to the campus attendance committee composed of an assistant principal, the student's counselor, and at least three teachers.


    If the decision of the campus attendance committee is unsatisfactory to the parent or guardian, he or she may appeal in writing to the principal of the school the student attends.


    Parents or guardians may appeal the decision of the principal to the District Attendance Review Committee that shall be composed of an administrator from Pupil Personnel Services, an administrator, a counselor, and at least four teachers from either the elementary or secondary level based on the enrollment of the student in question. This appeal must be made in writing to the director of Pupil Personnel Services, who shall provide the student's parent(s) or guardian(s) with written notice of the date, time, and place of the attendance review committee meeting within five calendar days of the receipt of the appeal request.

    The District Attendance Review Committee shall have the authority to uphold, overturn, or alter the decision of the principal. The recommendation of the Attendance Review Committee shall be rendered and sent in writing to the parent(s) or guardian(s) within three school days after the review of the appeal.


    A request for a Board review of the District Attendance Review Committee's decision shall be made in writing to the Superintendent under FNG(LOCAL)
WITHDRAWAL FOR NONATTENDANCE :The District may initiate withdrawal of a student for nonattendance under the following conditions:
  1. The student has been absent 20 consecutive school days.
  2. Repeated efforts by the attendance officer and/or principal to locate the student have been unsuccessful.

ATTENDANCE PERIODS: Attendance for all elementary grades shall be determined by the absences recorded at 8:30 a.m. of the first hour. For secondary grades, attendance shall be determined by the absences recorded in the second instructional hour of the day. DATE ISSUED: 07/24/2000

This online presentation of your district's policy is an electronic representation of TASB's record of the district's currently adopted policy manual. It does not reflect updating activities in progress. The official, authoritative manual is available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent. [See BF (LOCAL) for further information.]  

Faltas de asistencia justificadas

  1. Nota firmada por el médico o dentista verificando la cita (no estuvo en clases todo el día) (V)*
  2. Sesiones de terapia para autismo(V)*
  3. El estudiante necesita presentarse ante un tribunal (C)*
  4. Celebración de fiestas religiosas (J)*
  5. Trámites de naturalización (C)*
  6. Visita a universidades (2 por año para estudiantes de onceavo y doceavo grados) (K)*
  7. Muertes fuera de la familia inmediata **
  8. Desastres naturales, condiciones del tiempo o del tránsito según lo declare el Distrito 
  9. Enfermedad personal o en la familia con una nota de uno de los padres/tutor, limitada a ocho (8) días por año escolar. (Esto puede resultar en que haya personas que objeten la pérdida de crédito.  Todos los planteles deben tener un Comité de Revisión de Asistencia TEC 25.091 y FEC (Legal y Local)
  10. Emergencias reconocidas y aprobadas por el director
  11. Asistencia a funciones escolares autorizadas

* La falta de asistencia es reconocida por la TEA con un código especial que denota que para el promedio de asistencia diaria (ADA) se cuenta al estudiante como presente.

** Las faltas de asistencia de esta naturaleza se incluyen en el máximo de ocho (8) días de faltas justificadas con una nota de los padres/tutor.

Faltas de asistencia injustificadas

  1. Faltar a clases sin permiso
  2. Toda falta de asistencia por razones que no constan en la lista de razones para que una falta de asistencia sea justificada
  3. Ejemplos:
    1. Vacaciones
    2. Viajes de placer
    3. Perder el autobús
    4. Problemas con el automóvil
    5. No despertarse a tiempo
    6. Cuidar niños
    7. Cumpleaños u otras celebraciones personales
    8. Trabajos
    9. Circunstancias especiales inusuales no aprobadas de antemano por el director
    10. Pop Warner (programas deportivos no asociados con el Distrito)
    11. Programas de cheerleading/danza, programas de clubes deportivos
    12. Producciones de bellas artes no afiliadas con la escuela

Faltas de asistencia atenuantes ***

  1. Enfermedad personal grave o prolongada del estudiante o en la familia, documentada por un médico
  2. Muerte en la familia inmediata
  3. Acuerdo militar (El padre o la madre en servicio militar activo está siendo desplegado o regresa del despliegue)
  4. Hospitalización
  5. Club de 4-H
  6. Competiciones relacionadas con deportes fuera del plantel para crédito de Educación Física
  7. Programas especializados en los que los estudiantes siguen a un mentor para observar los conocimientos, las responsabilidades, las destrezas y el nivel de preparación necesarios para el trabajo (fuera del Distrito, es decir Health Careers HS)
  8. Pruebas olímpicas
  9. Visita de líderes religiosos (el Papa) o un evento religioso muy importante que no se lleva a cabo en un día de fiesta

***Faltas de asistencia que el Distrito considera justificadas y no cuentan hacia la pérdida de crédito

Attendance:Attendance shall be taken when the class meets and recorded by the teacher in the grade book on its respective date. During the second instructional hour the student is considered either present or absent at the time the official attendance roll is taken. If the student arrives on campus after the official second hour roll call, the student will be counted absent on the attendance slip and teachers shall record an "A" in the teacher grade book.Robert E. Lee High School utilizes an automatic calling system that notifies parents when students are absent. It is imperative that the school have a working phone number to notify parents when their child is absent.