Reporting an Absence
Round Rock I.S.D. is no longer accepting emails, online absence forms or phone calls as acceptable documentation of a student’s absence. Upon the student’s return to school, a written note from the parent/guardian is required. The note should contain the student’s first and last name, grade, date(s) of absence, reason for the absence and signed by the parent / guardian. For more information about reporting absences, please refer to the Parent / Student handbook.
A doctor’s note is required as well as sign-in/out at our front desk. The excuse may be turned into the office by the student. Absences with a doctor’s note are excused absences. We ask that the note please be turned into the front office, not to the classroom teacher.
Arriving Late to School
Sign-in at the front office is required as part of the attendance record for all students who arrive late to school. Parents are required to accompany students at sign-in. Students arriving after the 7:40 am Tardy Bell will need to be signed in by a parent/guardian.
Leaving School Early
A parent or guardian must be present to sign out students who leave campus during school hours. A parent signature and the reason for leaving are required. Please allow sufficient time for sign-out procedures.
During school hours, students may be released to parents or legal guardians only, unless written authorization is provided. Written permission should include the full name of the person authorized, the student’s full name, the date and reason for leaving, and the parent’s telephone number(s). Older siblings sent to pick up a student must also have written permission from their parents, even if they are already listed as an emergency contact. A photo ID will be required in both cases.
School attendance is mandated by state law. The only excused absences are personal illness, death in the immediate family (parent, sibling, grandparent, or a member of the immediate household), or school related absence. All other absences, including partial day, will be considered unexcused.
When an extended absence is anticipated, please send a note to the attendance office with details including the date(s) and the reason for the absence, the student’s full name, grade, and the parent’s / guardian’s name and telephone number.
Automated Absence Calls
Round Rock I.S.D. central office manages an automated call system to contact parents for all absences. This helps to resolve truancy issues. No follow-up is required to this call, but you will still need to provide a written note to the office upon your student’s return to school.