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Katy Independent School District

James E. Taylor High School


Contact Information

Attendance Clerk
Shiloh Norton
Email Dominique Lilley Con​tact​
Dominique Lilley
Email Dian Holson Contact 
Dian Holson
Email Ramie Garcia Contact
Cynthia Cardenas  
Email Ramie Garcia Contact 

  • Absences/Tardies

    • All absences must be reported by a guardian. Students are NOT allowed to call themselves in.
    • To report an absence --  please contact the grade level clerk; via email or phone (both are listed above).  Please report each day the student will be absent to the correct clerk by 2:35.
    • All tardies/absences are unexcused unless accompanied by 1) a doctor's note for a healthcare appointment  2) a parent note or completed online absence form explaining your student's tardy/absence (reason must be in accordance with District Policy for Excused Reasons)

    Student Pickup

    • You MUST present a picture ID when checking out your student.
    • Please allow at least 10 minutes for us to pull your student from class. To avoid a long wait, email or send a note with your student the morning of the same-day parent pickup. Your student will need to bring the note to the Attendance Office before the first period where he/she will receive a pass to come to the Attendance Office at the time you specify.
    • For emergency contact pickup, the parent/guardian must provide a copy of their photo ID along with the written request.  Information required in email/note: person's name signing out student, time student will be signed out and where student is going.

    Students Who Drive to School

    • A note letting us know that your student has your permission to sign out and drive off-campus is required before the 1st period begins. Along with the note, we also require a phone call to get verbal confirmation that the student has a parent/guardian permission.

    Attendance Errors/Corrections

    • If you notice an error on your student's attendance, please contact the teacher regarding a student's presence/absence/tardiness in class, especially if you have received an automated call from the District. Contact the teacher the same day, if possible. The teacher must notify the Attendance Office with 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 six (6) 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 has eight (8) cumulative personal illness days in a six-month period.

                    *A student exceeds five (5) consecutive personal illness days.

    • If you receive this letter, 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.​
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