• Student Attendance Information

    Student attendance is extremely important to each student's academic success and to maintain enrollment at Richarte High School.  Texas Mandatory Attendance policy states that a child who has not yet reached their 19th birthday shall attend school unless exempted by law.  Failure to attend at least 90% of the days in the semester could result in the loss of credits earned during that time period.
    If a student is going to be absent for any reason a parent / guardian MUST contact Mrs. Gillispie each day the student will be out with the following information:
    •  Caller's name
    •  Caller's contact number
    •  Student's name
    •  Reason for absence
     Please be aware of the following policies regarding absences:
    • Illness - Must be verified by parent phone call or note
    • Medical - Must bring a note from the doctor's office
    • Doctors Appointment - Must bring a note from the doctor's office
    • Excused - Must bring note from parent / guardian stating reason for absence  NOTE:  oversleeping or missing a rides is not a valid excuse
    • Court - Must bring a note from the court clerk
    • Religious Observance - Written request must be submitted to Principal prior to the observation of a religious holiday.  Religious holiday and up to two travel days will be excused.  If more travel time is required, it may be excused at the discretion of the Principal
    • Unexcused - Occurs when a student misses classes but does not have a valid reason with or without a note from a parent / guardian.
    • Truant - An illegal absence from school.  Student is considered truant when he or she leaves school without permission or is out of their assigned area without permission.  RHS is a closed campus - students may not leave school property for lunch.

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