All students are subject to compulsory attendance laws.  (Texas Education Code 25.085)  Your child must be in attendance a minimum of 90% of the school year.  This means a child is allowed no more than 18 absences in a year, and no more than 9 absences in a semester.  

  • School begins at 8:00 am and students are counted Tardy after 8:05 am.  If a student arrives after 9:00 am, he/she is counted absent for the day.
  • After 8:10, a parent should accompany the child into the building to document the reason for the tardy at the front desk.  It is the parent’s responsibility to sign-in the student.  Students with excessive tardies or early dismissals may be subject to administrative action.
  • An absence is an absence.  Although there is no distinction between excused or unexcused, a note explaining each absence is required.  When a child is tardy, but arrives to school on the same day due to a dental or medical appointment, and a note from the physician is provided to the school, then the absence is coded “Health Care Provider (HCP)” and is not reported as an absence on the report card.  If an illness results in absences longer than three days, a note from a health care provider is requested.
Texas Education Agency requires Kaufman Elementary to report all students who are absent18 or more days or parts of days per school year. Each tardy or early release is considered a ‘part of day’.  Also, Kaufman Elementary may file a judicial complaint on a child’s parent(s) for failing to comply with the compulsory attendance laws.  Further, 18 or more absences could result in the child not being promoted to the next grade.  Your child must be in class to ensure success in learning.

Please sign and return to your child’s teacher. A copy of this document is available on the Kaufman website at for future reference.

I understand that the attendance laws and policies apply to my child and I agree to follow the policies as stated above when my child is absent or tardy.

Student Name _______________________________________  Grade ____________

__________________________________                      _________________
Parent Signature                                                Date


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