Campus Attendance Contacts

New Hope Academy
Central Elementary
East Elementary
North Elementary
South Elementary
West Elementary

When your child is absent.

Please report all student absences to the attendance office as soon as possible, this is to be done in Skyward Family Access via an attendance request. To view instructions on how to complete an absence request, click here. If you have any trouble, please contact your campus for help. The campus must receive documentation, such as a doctor's note, verifying your child’s absence within two (2) school days of a student’s return. To ensure efficient communication, we encourage all documentation to be submitted via your child's campus attendance email; however, a faxed or paper copy is acceptable.

How can parents help?

  • Make education a family priority.

  • Build your child’s self-confidence as a student by recognizing when your child does well in school.

  • Help your child develop good study and work habits.

  • Schedule a daily period of home study time.

  • Help with homework when needed.

  • Help your child develop and achieve academic goals.

  • Meet your child ’s teachers and other school personnel.

  • Get to know your child ’s friends and classmates. Find ways to discuss issues, subjects and course materials

    being covered at school.

  • Don’t let your child risk his or her future; make sure your child attends school every day!

Please click the here for important information on reporting an absence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the Texas Attendance Laws? 
A: Section 65.003 of the Texas Family Code states: (a) A child engages in truant conduct if the child is required to attend school under 25.085, Education Code, and fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year. This law applies to children between the ages of 6-19. However; if you voluntarily enroll your student in pre kindergarten or kindergarten before the age of 6, school attendance laws also apply to your child. 

Q: What is the 90% Rule?
A: Texas Education Code Section 25.092 states, “a student may not be given credit for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered.” This means that students will need to make-up class time missed due to excessive absences. Even if your child has excused absences, he or she may be asked to make up class time to earn credit for classes.

Q: How does the district/school notify parents and guardians of student absences?

  • Attendance letters 

  • Parent notification system phone calls

  • Home visits

  • School progress reports

  • School report cards

  • Skyward Family Access

Q: What if I disagree with the school?
A: If you feel your child’s circumstances warrant additional consideration before making up class time, talk with your child’s Assistant Principal about the campus attendance appeals process.

Q: What is an excused absence?
A: Excused absences are not viewed as days a student is entitled to take. Excused absences include, but are not limited to personal illness, funeral/memorial, Dr. appointments, or school-sponsored curricular or extracurricular activities. 

Q: What is an unexcused absence?
A: An unexcused absence is any absence that does not meet the definition of an excused absence (example: personal business or vacation, out of town, traffic, car trouble).