- Report an absence: Log in to the Smart Tag Parent Portal
Learn more about SMART tag: www.eanesisd.net/smarttag
If a child is going to be absent or late, the parent report it in the Smart Tag Parent Portal before 7:40 a.m. the day of the student's absence.
Parents of elementary students unable to enter the absence in Smart Tag, and all secondary parents, must provide written notice, within 5 school days of the absence, to the school office. Any written or emailed notes received after the allowed 5 days will be accepted, but noted as late and the absence will not be adjusted. The absences in question will be recorded as undocumented and unexcused.
School begins at 7:40 a.m. The official attendance snapshot time is 10:00 a.m. If a student is not in school at that time, he/she will be recorded absent for the day (see doctor appointments below for exception).
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.
Instruction begins promptly at 7:40 a.m. Students arriving after 7:40 a.m. are considered tardy. Students must be in their classroom at 7:40 a.m. to avoid a tardy.
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.
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.