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Kristen Rahmn » Attendance


Student's signing IN/OUT
Any student who arrives late needs to sign in at the front desk, and receive a pass to the appropriate class. 
Any student who needs to leave prior to the end of the day must be signed out by their parent/guardian. If the parent is unable to come in to the office prior arrangements must be made and verified before the student will be allowed to sign out. The student's parent/guardian may email permission for the student to sign out, however this should be received 2 hours prior to the time the student should be released. This is applicable to all students regardless of age or classification. While it may be inconvenient the student's well being is our top priority.
A student who is tardy to class may be disciplined according to the Madisonville CISD 
Student Code of Conduct. Repeated instances of tardiness will result in more severe 
disciplinary action, in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
Documentation after an Absence
When a student is absent from school, the student—upon returning to school—must bring 
a note, signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. A note signed by 
the student, even with the parent’s permission, will not be accepted unless the student is 
18 or older or is an emancipated minor under state law. Please note that, unless the 
absence is for a statutorily allowed reason under compulsory attendance laws, the district 
is not required to excuse any absence. Notes must be received within 3 days of the absence to excuse absence.
Doctor’s Note after an Absence for Illness
Upon return to school, a student absent for more than five consecutive days because of a 
personal illness must bring a statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness 
or condition that caused the student’s extended absence from school. 
Should the student develop a questionable pattern of absences, the principal or attendance 
committee may require a statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or 
condition that caused the student’s absence from school. 
Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her 
education—to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning 
on the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in 
serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the 
student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. 
Students will be classified as truant if they miss school willingly (ex. skipping one or 
more classes). A student may be given a 30 point grade penalty for all work missed due 
to truancy. A student may request a hearing before an attendance review committee in 
order to get credit for work missed. The actions and decisions of the committee are final. 
Students may also receive disciplinary action for being truant per the discretion of the 
presiding judge.