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Katy Independent School District

Stanley Elementary


Tammy Merritt 


Office: 281-234-1405        Fax: 281-644-1865



An absence occurs anytime a student does not attend their regularly scheduled class. All students must provide either written documentation (note/email) or a phone call from a parent/guardian for all absences. Please refer to the Katy ISD Secondary Student Handbook for detailed information for reporting an absence and guidelines for making up assignments. 


Every student must be registered online through POWERSCHOOL using the Katy Online Registration link on the right.​

For more information about POWERSCHOOL an online registration visit the Katy ISD Registration site at  

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Notifying School of Child’s Absence:

  1. On the day that the student is absent, the parent/guardian should use the "REPORT AN ABSENCE" button located at the top of this page. 

  2. If the school does not receive timely notice regarding an absence, the parent may be contacted by school staff or the automated phone system to verify the absence. 

  3. Failure to report the absence with the school on the date of absence or to provide a written note to the Attendance Office within three days of absence will result in an unexcused absence. Such lapse in notification may initiate a compulsory attendance notification and/or court warning notification.

Compulsory Attendance

Texas requires a child who is at least six years of age, or who is younger than six years of age and has previously been enrolled in first grade, and who has not yet reached his/her 18th birthday to attend school for the entire period the program is offered unless exempt by TEC 25.086. While students are not required to enroll in pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, once enrolled the students are required to attend school. TEC 25.085 and Board Policy FEA (LEGAL)

The parent/guardian commits an offense of criminal negligence under TEC 25.093 if, after having received the above warning in writing, a child has unexcused, voluntary absences for ten (10) or more days or parts of days within a six-month period or three (3) or more days or parts of days within a four-week period from school. An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500. TEC 25.093, Family Code 51.03(b)(2), and Penal Code 12.233

A parent/guardian of a school-age child has the responsibility to require that his/her child attend school regularly. When sickness or another reason necessitates an absence, a note signed by the parent/guardian or phone call explaining the reason for the absence is required prior to or when the student returns to school. If a student fails to submit a note from the parent or the school does not receive a phone call from the parent, the absence will automatically be considered unexcused.

Absences for vacations, business trips, babysitting, working, and other such reasons shall be considered unexcused.

 Learn more about compulsory attendance


Attendance for Credit

In addition to the statute related to compulsory attendance, a student must also be in compliance with the attendance for credit statute which states that the student must be in attendance for at least 90% of the days a class is offered in order to gain credit or be promoted. 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% threshold, a review of the record will be conducted and the student may be required to complete a plan created by the principal in order to gain credit or be promoted. Once a student falls below the 75% threshold, an Attendance Review Committee must meet to develop a plan for the student to complete in order to gain credit or be promoted. TEC 25.092 and Board Policy FEC (LOCAL)



A student is considered tardy when the student is not in the proper place with all needed materials when the tardy bell rings at 8:00a.m.. Our front doors open at 7:40a.m. for drop offs. Please help us get each day off to a smooth start by having your child here on time. Students with excessive tardies will not receive perfect attendance. In addition, tardies may be used in presenting a student's overall attendance record to the court when a student has violated compulsory attendance laws.

Home Access Center – Instant Access

The Katy ISD Home Access Center will give parents and guardians instant access to their student's assignments, grades, and attendance. If you have not been able to log on to the Home Access Center, please go to your student's campus for assistance.


Parents should notify the registrar 24 hours in advance when a child is withdrawing. Teachers will receive a withdrawal form from the office to complete. The completed form is returned to the ADA clerk. The parent must come to the office to complete final withdrawal procedures. Records will be sent to the new school when release of records documentation has been received.

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