Absences and School Tardies

Students are considered absent for the day if they are not present at the 9:30am attendance bell.  

A written excuse must be sent each time a student is absent. The excuse must be turned into the front office within 2 days of the absence. If it is not returned within 2 days, the absence becomes unexcused.

If you need to submit an attendance absence note, please contact Sandra Medina, attendance clerk, via email [email protected] and your child's teachers.

School Tardies
A school tardy is marked when a student is not present in his/her appropriate classroom by the 8:40am bell.  This is different from classroom tardies.

Excessive tardies (5) will result in In School Suspension.
Excessive tardies (5) for picking up your child after school will also result in In School Suspension.

(see PISD Student Handbook for absences and tardies.)