Welcome to the Attendance Office

  • Attendance Accounting

    LTISD Middle school hours are 8:50 a.m - 4:10 p.m. Students need to be in their classrooms before the tardy bell at 8:50 a.m. Students must be present in school by 10:00 a.m. in order to be counted present for purposes of reporting attendance to the state. Student attendance is taken in each class daily. Students must be in attendance the majority of the school day in order to participate in school-related activities on that day or evening.

    Skyward Family Access Absence Entry/Early Release Requests

    Parents can now enter Student absences and Early Release Requests into Skyward Family Access.  This short video will provide you with instructions on how to enter an absence for your child (Please note that  early dismissals can be updated on the same tab). Once you log into Skyward Family Access, select the “Attendance” tile to enter an absence/early release. Documentation such as doctors' notes for absences can also be uploaded through Skyward.  To do this, please log into Skyward Family Access and select the tile labeled “Attendance Documents Upload”.  This form will allow you to upload supporting documentation for absences. Please note: Skyward will not display the form on a mobile device.  Please use a browser - not a mobile app/device.   


    Any absences or early release requests submitted for the same day will be accepted prior to 2:00 pm through Skyward.  Students will not be released after 3:40 pm until dismissal at 4:10 pm.  All supporting documentation must be received within 3 days after the student returns to school. Students will only be released to their parents or people on your emergency contact list. This list cannot be updated by phone; you must update it in Skyward.  



    Ingreso de ausencias de Skyward Family Access


    Nos complace anunciar una nueva forma de informar a nuestras escuelas secundarias de las  futuras ausencias de estudiantes. Los padres ahora pueden ingresar futuras ausencias en Skyward Family Access. Este breve video le proporcionará instrucciones sobre cómo hacerlo. Una vez que inicie sesión en Skyward Family Access, seleccione el mosaico "Asistencia" para ingresar una ausencia.



    La documentación, como notas médicas por ausencias, también se puede someter a través de Skyward. Para hacer esto, inicie sesión en Skyward Family Access y seleccione el mosaico con la etiqueta "Cargar documentos de asistencia". Este formulario le permitirá cargar la documentación de respaldo de las ausencias.

    Cualquier solicitud de ausencia o temprana salida, enviada para el mismo día se aceptará hasta antes de las 2:00 p. m. a través de Skyward. Los estudiantes no saldrán después de las 3:40 pm hasta la salida a las 4:10 pm. Toda la documentación de respaldo debe recibirse a más tardar 3 días despues  que el estudiante regrese a la escuela.

    More information on attendance is available in the Student/Parent Handbook from pages 33-41.

    Attendance Committee

    If a student does not meet compulsory attendance requirements, the campus attendance committee will review the circumstances, using the guidelines at Board Policy FEC (Local), to determine whether the student will receive credit. Please see your student's Assistant Principal, (A-K Cody Redfern redfernc@ltisdschools.org ; L-Z Chad Ouellette ouellettec@ltisdschools.org) if you would like an appeal form.

    Documentation from a Health Care Professional 

    A student will not be counted absent for a documented appointment with a doctor, dentist or other health care professional if the student attends school at any time on the day of the appointment, and if the student satisfactorily completes the missed school work in a reasonable amount of time. The documentation must be in the form of a note from the health care professional and must be uploaded/emailed to the attendance clerk/provided within 3 days of the absence.

    Upon return to school, a student absent for more than 5 consecutive days because of personal illness must upload/email the attendance clerk/bring a note from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition that caused the student’s extended absence from school.

    Religious Holy Day

    Observation of religious holy days, including one day for travel to the site and one day of travel from the site is considered an excused absence.  Please submit your form (must be completed for each day) before the day of your event. Please complete and return to bcmsattendance@ltisdschools.org

    Family Trip Absence

    As you finalize your plans for your travel with your family, please carefully consider Texas compulsory attendance laws. According to the Texas Education Code Section 25.085(a) Compulsory School Attendance: A child who is required to attend school under this section should attend school each school day for the entire period the program of instruction is provided.

    Our most detailed resource for attendance accounting is the Student/Parent Handbook. The handbook identifies what is considered excused absences and the supporting documentation that is required to excuse those absences.  Whether an absence is considered excused is governed by Board Policy and state law and will be considered on a case by case basis. Please submit any supporting documentation for absences to me so that your student’s attendance may be coded correctly.

    Additionally, please contact (A-K Cody Redfern redfernc@ltisdschools.org ; L-Z Chad Ouellette ouellettec@ltisdschools.org), if you have further questions regarding a prolonged absence of your student.