Anderson High School

Attendance Office

 

 Attendance Specialist: Clarisa Quinonez

 Attendance direct phone number: 512-414-7909

 Attendance Fax line: 512-338-1293

 Attendance Email address: clarisa.quinonez@austinisd.org

 

You may check your student's current attendance online on the parent cloud. A student's attendance is taken by  the teacher of record. Please contact the specific teacher directly if your student has been marked absent,  incorrectly. If your student is home ill, please send him or her with a note to school within 48 hours of the student  returning to school.

The AISD Attendance Policy is in accordance with the Texas Education Code 25.092. This code reads "... any grade  level from kindergarten through grade 12 may not be given credit or a final grade for a class unless the student is in  attendance for at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered."

When a student's absence drops below 90% but remains at least 75% of the days the class is offered, the student will earn credit for the class. Students can receive credit for attending Credit Recovery. Because the number of days a specific course is offered varies, it is not possible to give an exact number of what 90% attendance looks like (due to holidays, semesters, etc.). For example, four or five absences could fall below 90%. Questions about Credit Recovery should be directed to your student's assistant principal.  

 The following codes are used in the 90% calculation:

            • HSS - Home School Suspension
            • ILP - Illness with a parent/guardian, note is to be turned in within 48 hours of returning
            • UNX - Unexcused Absence: Family trips, travel, transportation, non-school sponsored events, early check
            • IM - Immunizations Non-Compliant
 

 The following codes are not used in the 90% calculation:   

            • FLD - School sponsored field trip
            • HD - Observing religious holy days. The holy day must be a tenet of the student's faith. Church retreats, camps, mission trips and individual religious rites (baptisms, christenings, bar mitzvahs, etc.) are not holy days.
            • ILH - Absent note from a health care provider, professional, or the campus health staff
            • ISS - In School Suspension.  Ten days or less
            • LSS - In Term Suspension.  Eleven or more days
            • MED - Temporarily absent during the school day because of a documented appointment for the student, with a healthcare professional. The professional is licensed, certified or registered by an appropriate agency of the State of Texas. The student begins classes or returns to school the same day of the appointment.
            • SCH - Student is on campus with an AISD campus official.
            • TST - Group or individual testing (STAAR, EOC, PSAT, LSSP, etc.)
            • UIL - University Interscholastic League. Educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music experiences through competition.
            • UT- Unexcused Tardy
 

College Visits:  Juniors and seniors may be excused up to 2 days each year to visit colleges if the visit is planned in advance through the Attendance Office and documentation is provided from the college (college letter on letterhead to verify the day of visit preferred).