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Hill Country Middle School


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.


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.



  • 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?

Please see the School Handbook for questions regarding absences.