Absences

Absences

  • Parent notes can be submitted via email to VRHSattendance@leanderisd.org, with proper documentation attached, from the parent email address on file or hand delivered to the Attendance Office.
  • All documentation concerning absences must be received within 2 days after the student returns from an absence. If documentation is received 3+ school days after the absence occurred, the absence will remain as Unverified-Unexcused which could affect qualifying for final exemptions.
  • If the absence is due to a medical appointment, it is ALWAYS best to turn in a medical note.
  • Due to the high volume of notes received, please allow 5-7 days for the attendance code to be updated. Absence codes can be monitored in the Home Access Center.
  • For an absence not to affect final exemptions, a student must be absent for only part of the day, must have checked in/out at the Attendance Office, and must have turned in a medical note within 48 hours of the absence.
  • If a student arrives to a class 10+ minutes after the period has started, the student will be marked absent.


EXCUSED vs UNEXCUSED absences

    • EXCUSED absences
      • Reflect as an A on your report card
      • The VRHS Attendance Office MUST receive the appropriate documentation (examples: parent note explaining the reason for the absence, medical note, etc)
      • May or may not count against final exam exemption hours and hours owed (depends on the reason for the absence)
      • Examples (please note that the student must turn in proper documentation within 48 hours of returning to VRHS):
        • Absent for the entire day and turns in a doctor note
        • Ill and turns in a parent note stating such
        • Funeral/memorial
        • Sent home by the school nurse
    • UNEXCUSED absences
      • Reflect as a U on your report card
      • Count against final exam exemption hours and hours owed
      • Examples:
        • Personal reasons
        • Out of town (excluding funerals and 2 college days for 11th/12th graders)
        • Obtaining a passport
        • Obtaining a driver's license or driver's permit
        • Family emergency
        • Missed the bus