• Attendance Clerk: Linda Rodriguez - lrodri7@neisd.net 

    Fax Number - 210-491-8449

    Attendance Law:

    State law requires that students be in attendance for at least 90% of the time the class is scheduled to meet in order to receive credit for that class. 

    Excused Absences: 

    Acceptable reasons for an excused absence with approved documentation to verify the absence include the following:

    • Personal or family illness verified by a note from parent/guardian NOT TO EXCEED 8 TOTAL DAYS in a school year.
    • Natural disasters, weather or road conditions as declared by NEISD making travel dangerous.
    • Death outside the family.
    • Family Emergency recognized and approved by administration. 

    Unexcused Absences: 

    Unacceptable reasons for attendance will be documented as unexcused absences and are subject to grading policy. An unexcused absence will be penalized equal to late work with a 20% deduction from the total grade earned will be taken. Unexcused absences include the following:

    • Truancy
    • Vacations/Pleasure Trips
    • Parent/Guardian Notes for Personal or Family Illness in excess of 8 days in a school year
    • Youth programs not associated with the school
    • Car problems
    • Oversleeping
    • Birthday
    • Jobs

    Acceptable Reasons for an Absence:

    These absences must be accompanied by appropriate documentation to verify absences.

    • Required Court Appearance (with subpoena and does not include traffic violations)
    • Religious Holy Days
    • Military TAPS
    • Doctor/Dentist Appointment with a signed doctor note within 3 days of the absence.
    • Activities relating to obtaining a US Citizenship
    • District approved school business activities

    Health Care Notes:

    All health care and parent notes must be turned in to the attendance office no later than 3 days after a student returns to school. Notes turned in after 3 days will remain an Unexcused absence.
    Students who participate in school activities during the school day will be marked SB for “School Business.” These absences DO NOT count towards the state’s allotted 9 absences.

    Skyward Family Access:

    It is a parent’s duty to monitor the student’s school attendance and this can be done by utilizing the district’s Skyward Family Access Application. In addition NEISD sends automated notices when a student is absent from school for one or more periods. Please ensure that all contact information on Skyward is up to date in order to ensure communication. 

    Check Out Procedures:

    The parent/guardian must sign out the student in the Attendance Office and show valid photo identification before leaving campus with the student. Person picking up student must be on pick-up list. Please allow time in your schedule for the Attendance Office to retrieve your student from their class.  (Students could be testing, in Athletics, or in a Lab) If a student becomes ill at school, he/she needs to report to the school nurse.  The nurse will determine if he/she needs to be excused due to illness.  The parent/guardian will be contacted, asked to come, and sign out the student in the Attendance Office.  If the student is sent home by the nurse, this is considered an excused absence for the remainder of the day.  Subsequent absences will need a parent note in order to be excused.  Should the nurse choose not to send a student home due to illness and the parent chooses to sign out their student, this is an unexcused absence until a parent note is received. Student cut off time for dismissal from school is 3:00pm, 12:45 on early dismissal days. Please allow yourself enough time for pick up. 

    All doctor’s notes must be original or faxed directly from the doctor’s office.

    All notes must be submitted within 3 school days.