Attendance

***ATTENDANCE RECOVERY***

Most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:

November 7th January 16th

4:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)

Every Wednesday morning:

November 8th – January 17th

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (LGI)

Saturday January 13th:

9:00 a.m.  2 p.m. (Library)

Final Exam Day:

January 18

  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)

 

Do I need Attendance Recovery?

To find out:  CLICK HERE


Requirements for Attendance Recovery


Academic work (no crossword puzzles or coloring pages)

Must show no unexcused absences (UA) for previous week unless accompanied by a note

Must be in proper school dress code

Must be in LGI by 7:30 am or cafeteria by 4:10 pm (no exceptions)

If you do not meet above guidelines you will not be allowed to enter

Students not following school rules or using electronic devices will be removed from attendance recovery!


Attendance and CREDIT

If a student exceeds the requirement:

Student may attend attendance recovery (AR) sessions if he/she exceeds 9 absences (excused and unexcused) in a semester course or exceeds 18 absences (excused and unexcused) in a year long course.  If a student completes a session but does not have absences beyond the absences specified, student will not receive credit for attending the session. (AR offerings are limited)

   ·   Absences = Excused + Unexcused Absences*

   ·   One hour of AR = one class hour made up.

   ·   After school sessions held at Jay H.S. Transportation is not provided

*This information pertains only to absences incurred during current school year.


The State of Texas requires that a student be in class 90% of time the class is held.  This means that a student:

      · must not exceed absences in a semester class (Examples:  Economics, Speech etc.)

      · must not exceed 18 absences in a full year class


PLEASE NOTE...AR is a program available so that students with excessive absences may recover credits. Going to attendance recovery does not mean that the parent/student will not be sent to truancy court for accumulated unexcused absences.

 

Attendance and the LAW

Attendance Warning Notice:

 An attendance warning notice is given to student/parent/guardian after the student accumulates unexcused absences.  After a warning notice is issued all absences must be accompanied by a doctor’s note. 

Student and parent/guardian may be sent to truancy court if student is absent without excuse on three days or parts of days within a four week period or student fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year. 

If a student arrives:

    • 15 minutes late to 1st period class or
    • 10 minutes late to any other class

(or leaves class early) this will be considered an absence.

 ·   Excused absences include: illness for less than four consecutive days, court appearances, doctor visit, and funeral of immediate family members.

·   Unexcused absences include:  car trouble, trips w/parents, driving exams, baby-sitting, missed bus, overslept, job interviews/health tests etc. and other categories that do not meet district or state guidelines.


Attendance and Driver's License/Permit

Driver’s License/Permit and attendance:

In order to qualify for a Texas instructional driver’s permit, receive a Texas driver’s license, or renew a Texas driver’s license a student must have not lost credit in any class as a result of excessive absences. A student will be asked to submit a TEA form signed by a school official affirming that he/she is in good standing.  If the specific criteria are not met, the form will be denied.


Meet your Attendance Advisor:  Your advisor can answer your questions and help you make sure that your attendance records are correct.

Attendance Advisors


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Aracely Garcia,
Jan 27, 2016, 10:21 AM
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Pete-L Pruneda,
Apr 10, 2017, 12:57 PM
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Pete-L Pruneda,
Jan 17, 2018, 11:16 AM