Attendance

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

  • Students who have been absent from school should bring a note to the Attendance between 8:00am and 8:30am to turn in a parent note.
  • Students may be subjected to a tardy and/or disciplinary consequences if they do not check in to the front office before 8:30am.

DOCTOR & PARENT NOTES

In order to excuse an absence, students need to bring a valid note to the Attendance Office.  Here is a 'print ready' absence note or make sure to should include the following information:

  1. Student Full Name
  2. Student ID#
  3. Date(s) of absence
  4. Reason for absence
  5. Parent/Guardian/Doctor signature
  6. Phone number where a Parent/Guardian can be reached

Students are given up to three days after the day he/she returns to school to submit the excuse note. If a student goes to a medical appointment, a note from the Doctors office is required upon return to school.

Once a parent or doctor note is received, it will be stored in the student’s attendance file.

In the event that the student knows in advance about an absence, the attendance secretary should be notified at 210-397-3708.

After a student is absent more than 3 days, parents may request and pick up work from the front office (210-397-3700). The office must be notified one day in advance of when the assignments are to be picked up. (Please refer to JMS student handbook page A-3.) Teachers have 24 hrs to turn in the class assignments to the front office.

ABSENCES/TARDIES WILL BE CONSIDERED EXCUSED IN CASES OF:

  • Personal illness
  • Immediate Family funerals with documentation from funeral home
  • Medical appointments
  • Court appointments with a subpoena
  • Church/religious trips with documentation
  • Family emergencies with valid explanation

ABSENCES/TARDIES WILL BE CONSIDERED UNEXCUSED IN CASES OF:

  • Car trouble
  • Missing the bus/ride
  • Overslept
  • Caring for a family member
  • Traffic
  • Non-subpoena court appointments
  • Notes missing pertinent information
  • Truancy
  • Vacation (personal or business)
  • Errands with Parents

PICKING UP STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL

On Early Release days, students will not be called from class after 12:00 pm.

On regular school days, students will not be called from class after 3:15 pm, unless an emergency situation exist or a Parent note is provided to the front office at the beginning of the school day.

Parent choice pick up form the Nurse clinic requires a valid Parent/Doctors note be turned into the attendance office to be excused.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Attendance Secretary, Mrs. Toni Draper, at 210-397-3708, or email her.

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