• Attendance

    Attendance Clerk: Christina Cruz


  • Report an Absence

    This form is for ALL DAY, CURRENT DAY only.

    All previous days, future days, and partial days need to be emailed to ChristinaNCruz@katyisd.org.


    Checkout cutoff time is 3:20

    Office: 281-237-8005
    Fax: 281-644-1660


    • To Report an Absence - Please notify the Attendance Office of absences via the online absence form for each day absent, preferably before 10 AM. Click on Report an Absence link above.

    • ​Absences/tardies - All tardies/absences are unexcused unless accompanied by: 1) a doctor's note for a healthcare appointment; 2) a parent's note or completed online absence form explaining your student's tardy/absence (reason must be i​n accordance with District Policy for excused reasons).

    ​ ​Early Dismissals

    • Early Dismissals - You MUST present a picture ID when checking out your student.

    • Please allow 10 minutes for us to pull your student from class. To avoid a long wait, early checkouts for healthcare appointments/travel, and checkout cutoff time is 3:20. 

    • The only one allowed to pick up a student is the Parent/Guardian on file. If you need to send someone else to sign out your student with a copy of the guardian driver's license or passport, the Attendance Office MUST receive written permission for the early dismissal (This person must be listed as an emergency contact.) Please provide your full legal name (or a copy of your driver’s license), the student's legal name, the legal name of the person picking up the student and their relationship to the student, the reason for leaving, and the specific date and time the student is being picked up. This note must be emailed from the email address that we have on file from the parent. We cannot accept a written note. Please have it emailed before first period, the morning of the early dismissal. You may be contacted by phone or email if not all of the above is provided. ​  

    Attendance Errors/Corrections

    • ​If you notice an error on your student's attendance, please email your student's name, date, and class period in question to the teacher and the attendance clerk.  The teacher must notify the Attendance Office of the correction BEFORE any corrections can be made.  For healthcare appointments and teacher corrections, please allow 24-48 hours to update the system. Parents can access their student's attendance history on the Home Access Center to verify corrections. 

    Compulsory Attendance Notifications (CAN Letters)

    • A CAN Letter will be mailed when your student has one or more of the following, including full or partial days.

      • A student has three (3) or more unexcused absences in a four-week period.

      • A student has ten (10) or more unexcused absences in a six-month period.

    • ​ If you receive a CAN letter from the district, you have only five (5) school days to resolve it with the school Attendance Clerk. Unresolved CAN letters may result in a Court Warning Notification and/or subpoena.  ​ 

    Failure to Attend School Notifications

    • A Failure to Attend School letter will be mailed when your student has excessive absences for personal illness for one or more of the following, including full or partial days.
      • A student exceeds five (5) consecutive personal illness days,
      • A student has eight (8) cumulative personal illness days in a six-month period.
    • All future absences will require a statement from a physician or health clinic to be excused. 
    • ​Send a doctor's note when possible to avoid having too many personal illness absences.  Also, if your student has scheduled appointments, try not to make the appointment during the same class period each time. 

    Attendance for Credit

    • All absences, excused and unexcused, are counted for the purpose of determining attendance for credit. For each course/class in which a student falls below the 90 percent threshold, a review of the record will be conducted and the student may be required to complete a plan developed by the principal or designee in order to gain credit or be promoted. 

    For more details concerning attendance laws and violation consequences, please refer to the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct booklet from the district, or click on Discipline Management Plan.