- 7:55 AM: School Doors Open
- 8:10 AM: Instruction Begins
- 8:20 AM: Tardy Bell Rings
- 3:35 AM: Dismissal
Please call 682-867-3700 to report absences
Good attendance is necessary for excellent academic performance. Texas law states that a child PreK-grade 8 must be in attendance 90% or more of the time for promotion. That means that a child can not miss 9 or more days each semester. Please see the Student Code of Conduct for more information.
If your child is absent, please do one of the following:
1) Call the school to report the reason for your child’s absence. This call should be made before 9 a.m. if possible. Someone is in the office by 7:30 a.m. to take your call. Please let us know that your child will be absent and the reason for the absence.
2) If you are unable to call, send a note explaining the reason for your child’s absence the day your child returns to school. A doctor’s note is needed after the third consecutive day of illness. A doctor’s note may also be required for excessive absences.
If your child is ill for several consecutive days, please call each day. Do not wait until the child has been ill for several days.
AISD policy allows 24 hours to clear an absence. Uncleared absences will be considered unexcused if not cleared within the 24 hours. This includes times when the student is being checked out of school during the day.
Please refer to the AISD Student Code of Conduct for reasons that constitute excused absences. AISD policy considers the following as some of the reasons for excused absences:
- Legitimate days of illness (excessive absences and/or more than
- 3 consecutive days of illness require a doctor’s note or office receipt).
- Death in the immediate family.
- Medical appointments **
**If the child attends school the same day as a doctor’s appointment with the proper documentation, he/she will be counted PRESENT for the day.
STUDY THE SECTION ON ATTENDANCE IN THE AISD STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT CAREFULLY.
PLEASE NOTE THAT VACATION AND/OR BUSINESS TRIPS ARE NOT CONSIDERED EXCUSED ABSENCES.
DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Students leaving during school hours for a medical appointment should be signed out in the office. Parents should bring a doctor’s note when the child returns to school. If the child returns the same day with a signed slip, he/she will be counted PRESENT for the day.
If the student has a doctor’s appointment before arriving at school, please let us know the day before. If the student brings in documentation from the doctor's office to verify that the child was at the doctor, he/she will be counted PRESENT for the entire day.
**Parents are encouraged to make every attempt to schedule their own doctor's appointments at times that will not require that their child be taken from school because they have no one to pick up or supervise their children after school.
If a student needs to be excused from P.E., music, or recess, please have the doctor write out restrictions or limitations. The classroom teacher will see the appropriate people get a copy of the instructions. A child may be excused from participating in P.E. for 3 days. After 3 days, a doctor’s note is required.
The warning bell for the beginning of school rings at 8:05 a.m. The final bell rings at 8:20 a.m. Students in grades K-6 arriving after the 8:20 a.m. bell are considered tardy. Students who are tardy need to check in at the front desk for a tardy pass before going to their classroom. Check the Sherrod website for correct time. The website is linked to the official U. S. time.
Transportation problems are excused one time during each semester. Students arriving late because of day care buses are not exempt from this policy. Unexcused tardies and unexcused absences can affect a student’s progress and promotion/retention as well as perfect attendance recognition. Please refer to the AISD Student Code of Conduct. At Sherrod, consequences will be assigned when students have more than three tardies in a six-week period.
Notices of attendance violations are sent in the U.S. mail. If you should receive an attendance violation letter in error, it is important to call the school to discuss the matter. Do not wait until your child’s promotion to the next grade is in serious jeopardy to discuss attendance with the school.
If a child is absent excessively, the parent may be required to produce a doctor’s note each time the child in order for the absence to be excused. In addition, the parent will be turned over to one of the district’s truant officers.
NO SCHOOL DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Any changes in the regular schedule of the school day due to inclement weather will be announced on the AISD website at www.aisd.net or check your local TV channels.