Student Attendance


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One of the goals of the Eanes Independent School district is to establish an educational program that will enable all students to be successful in school. Studies have shown that children must attend school every day for optimal success.

Each student's absence from school causes a financial loss to the EISD of approximately $35 per student per day. As a Chapter 41 District, EISD must pay money back to the state when our average daily attendance drops. It is important both educationally and financially that each student be present every day unless the student is ill or there are other extenuating circumstances. Vacations or other discretionary activities should not be scheduled on school days.

School begins at 7:50 a.m. Attendance is taken at 8:00 a.m. If a student is not in class at that time, he/she is recorded absent. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. must obtain a Tardy Slip from the office (students must be in the classroom at 8:00 a.m. to avoid a tardy.)
If a child is going to be absent or late, the parent should notify the school office before 8:30 a.m. the day of the student's absence. If you are unable to notify the office, a written notice regarding the student's absence is required upon the student's return to school.  Otherwise, the absence will be recorded as unexcused.

Doctor Appointments - If a student is temporarily absent during the school day for a doctor appointment, written documentation from the doctor's office is required in order for the student to be counted present for that day.  If we do not receive documentation of the appointment, the student will be counted absent.

Elementary students are required to be in attendance 90% of the scheduled school days each year. Parents will be notified of excessive absences at which time additional documentation for reasons of absences may be requested.


School begins at 7:50 a.m. Class begins and attendance is taken at 8:00 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. are considered tardy and must obtain a tardy slip from the office. Students must be in their classroom at 8:00 a.m. to avoid a tardy.

Classroom instruction is interrupted when a child comes in late, and we are doing everything we can to ensure an orderly educational climate. We understand that being tardy on occasion may be unavoidable, however, we are concerned when a pattern of multiple tardies develops in a school year.