LTMS Attendance Office
Important: LTISD schools are no longer accepting phone calls to excuse student absences. Please enter your student's absence in the Skyward app. Office hours are 8:10 to 4:30 and school hours are 8:50 to 4:10. Please have your child in their classroom before the 8:50 bell.
Please check pages 33 - 41 of the Student/Parent handbook listed at right for further attendance quesitons.
Skyward Family Access Absence Entry
We are excited to announce a new way to report future student absences for our secondary campuses. Parents can now enter future absences into Skyward Family Access. This short video will provide you with instructions on how to enter an absence for your child. Once you log into Skyward Family Access, select the “Attendance” tile to enter an absence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 contact Assistant Principal Keitha St Clair (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like an appeal form.
If you would like to pick up your child early, please enter your early release in the Skyward app, and during the day, send your student to the office to obtain a pass. There will be no early releases after 3:40 pm.
As you finalize your plans, you should 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 shall 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 the front office so that your student’s attendance may be coded correctly.
Additionally, please contact
Assistant Principal Keitha St Clair (email@example.com) 7th grade (L-Z), 8th grade or
Assistant Principal Cristy Rizzoli (firstname.lastname@example.org) 6th grade, 7th grade (A-K)
if you have further questions regarding a prolonged absence of your student.
Religious Holy Days
Observation of religious holy days, including one day for travel to 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. Submit Your Form
If you have specific questions regarding excessive absences or tardies or if you received a letter regarding excessive absences or tardies, please contact the Attendance Secretary, Kara Barber at 533-6215.