With the last day of school in sight, Dallas ISD wants to remind students and families that attendance still matters and to finish the school year on a high note.
A parent’s high expectations can make a positive difference in their child’s academic success. Another basic, yet important way to make a difference in a child’s education is to make sure he or she attends school regularly and on time.
In order to receive credit or a final grade for a class, a student is required to attend class 90 percent of the days class is offered regardless of whether the student’s absences are excused. When a student’s attendance drops below 90 but remains at least at 75 percent of the days the class is offered and earns a passing grade, the student may earn credit or final grade for the class by completing a plan approved by the principal that provides for the student to meet the instructional requirements of the class.
The Dallas ISD Parent Services department is available to help parents navigate the attendance process by removing barriers that prevent students from attending school. For more information, visit dallasisd.org/attendance. And for more information on Attendance for Credit, click here.