The academic success of every student enrolled in Dallas Independent School District is important. Daily school attendance and on-time arrival are critical to this success. By attending school each day, students receive the benefit of teacher-led instruction, peer discussion, building each day’s learning on the previous day’s instruction, participation in a variety of school activities and the opportunity to grow as individuals.
Every year, Dallas ISD asks parents to complete an official attendance notification and truancy pledge. Previously this form has been provided by the campus but, this year, parents can complete this form online. Please click here to complete the required form.
Parents/Guardians can monitor student attendance records via Parent Portal on an ongoing basis.
Did You Know?
- Students are more likely to be involved in class, be successful, and stay on track for graduation if they miss fewer than 10 school days.
- Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause a student to fall behind in school.
- By 6th grade, amount of absences is one of the three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
- Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect academic success. It may also jeopardize promotion to the next grade level and receiving class credit.
- Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two of school every few weeks.
Dallas ISD requires a written explanation or note to excuse an absence. It is recommended that students turn in absence notes within three days after returning to school. However, notes may be accepted within the semester in which the absence occurred.