Minimum Attendance Requirements For Middle School Students
State law requires that a student may not be given credit for a class unless the student is in attendance a minimum of 90% of the days the class is scheduled to meet. If a student is in attendance less than 90% of the days the class meets, the student will lose credit unless each and every class is made up in an acceptable manner, such as attending Saturday School. Unusual, extenuating circumstances would be a basis for appeal to the attendance review committee. The structure of the review committee, the procedures, and criteria to be considered are available from the administration.
Students who have been absent must bring to the office a written, signed statement by a parent, guardian, or person having custody or control of the student stating the reason for the absence. This signed statement must be returned to the school attendance office within two school days to enable the student to make up missed assignments.
Please contact the attendance office anytime your child is absent from school -- illness, family emergencies, appointments, or vacation days.
North East Independent School District offers Saturday School at Roosevelt High School. If a student has excessive absences, attending Saturday School may help in the appeal process. The attendance office has schedules and forms that may be obtained for attending a Saturday session.
Contact the Attendance Office @ 650-1400 ext. 263 for additional information.