Kingwood Park High School Attendance Policies and Procedures
Attendance Office Hours
What if I miss an entire day of school?
When you miss an entire day or multiple days of school, you have 48 hours upon your return to submit an excuse note to the attendance office. The written note can be from a parent or from a doctor, but it must be turned in within 48 hours of your return. Please include the following information in the note: student name, student ID number, date of absence contact number, reason for absence. Any absences not cleared within that 48 hour window will be recorded as unexcused absences or truancies. When a student accumulates a certain number of unexcused absences or truancies, Humble ISD can and will pursue the matter as a violation of the State of Texas compulsory attendance laws and the campus will assign disciplinary consequences.
Should students develop a questionable pattern of excessive absences, administrators may require a statement from a doctor in order to determine if the absences are excused or unexcused.
What if I need to leave early?
If your student needs to leave early, the student must bring a parent note indicated an early check-out to their house assistant principal’s office before 1st period. The administrative assistant will call to verify the validity of the note and the student will then be issued a check-out pass. When it is time for student to check out, he/she must sign out in the attendance office by scanning their student ID when they leave campus. The parent or guardian checking the student out of school must show a driver’s license or some form of identification.
Students who return to school the same day of the check-out are required to sign back in through the attendance office when they return.
Telephone check-outs are to be used only for emergency situations. If you are calling over the phone to check your student out early, attendance office staff will be asking a series of questions to verify the identity of the caller. This is both for the safety and security of our students and to prevent unauthorized check-outs and truancy. This should be used for emergencies only. The quickest and most efficient way to have your student checked out of school is to send a note with them before school.
Students who are ill must go to the nurse’s office in order to be checked out of school. Students should not contact their parents via cell phone to check out for an illness. They must go through the clinic.
Students cannot check out of school early after 2:15 p.m. unless it is arranged with a parent note before school as stated above. Last minute in-person or telephone check-outs cannot be accommodated after 2:15 p.m.
Who can pick my student up from school?
Students will be released to anyone listed as a parent or guardian in eSchool. Students can also be released to individuals listed as emergency contacts in eSchool, however the campus will contact the parent or guardian for permission. For the safety of your students, students cannot be released to any individual not listed as a contact of some kind
What if I am late to school?
Students who arrive to school between 7:25-7:40 should go directly to their house assistant principal’s office for a tardy. Students arriving after that time are considered absent and should sign in at the attendance office upon their arrival. Students arriving after 7:40 with a note from a parent or doctor, the absence will be considered excused. If students arrive after 7:40 without a note, the absences will be considered unexcused and disciplinary actions will be taken.
How do I use a College Day?
Students are allowed to take 2 college days during their junior year and 2 during their senior year.
In order for an absence to be counted as a college day, upon their return to school, students must submit a note from the college to the attendance office. The note must be on the college or university’s letterhead, it must have the student’s name specified and it must note the date of the visit. If the proper documentation is received, the absence will be coded as a college day. It will not count as an absence for perfect attendance or exemption purposes.