Attendance Procedure

  • Verification of Absence

    All student absences must be verified in writing by a parent or guardian.  Written verification of the absence must be received by the school attendance office within three (3) days of a student's return to school.  It is best to submit a handwritten note directly to the attendance office.

     

    All notes from parents should include the following information:           

    1. Full legal name of student  
    2. Student's grade
    3. Date(s) of absence                                                    
    4. Reason for absence
    5. Parent's signature
    6. Parent's phone number
    7. Current date     

     

    Medical Absence

    In order for an absence to qualify as medical, the student must be in class for at least 15 minutes or return to a class for at least 15 minutes on the same day of the doctor's appointment.  The appointment must be supported by documentation such as a note from the health care professional.  Each medical absence must be verified by a note for each day.

     

    Tardies

    Lampasas High School begin promptly at 7:55 a.m. and dismiss at 3:20 p.m.  If a student arrives at school after 7:55 a.m. the student must sign in at the attendance office.  If a student is late to class within the first ten (10) minutes of the class, the student is marked tardy.  However, if a student arrives after ten (10) minutes, they are considered absent for that period only.