Attendance

We will not accept phone calls to clear an absence. We must have written documentation, preferably by email, regarding absences. If you are unable to send an email please send a written note with your child upon their return.

Email: hcmsattendance@eanesisd.net


  • Your student's academic success is in direct relation to their attendance
  • State law requires a student to be in attendance 90% of the time to receive credit for a course
  • School districts do receive funding for each day a student is in attendance

What is an Absence?

Recognized absences DO NOT count towards the 90% rule include:

  • Medical appointments: Student has a doctor's note and is present at least part of the day
  • Illness with a doctor's note: Student is ill all day and has a doctor's note
  • Religious holy day: Student has a note from home stating observance of a holy day
  • School related/extra-curricular activity: Field trip or athletic event representing the school
  • Court appearance with documentation
  • Visa or passport renewal
  • Funeral for family member
  • Absences due to an out-of-school suspension

All other absences DO count towards the 90% rule.

Please note that your student may have to make up time in the classroom in order to be in compliance with the 90% rule. The school will notify you with attendance concerns.

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