Students who miss school (full day or partial day) are REQUIRED, upon their return, to turn in a note from their parent/guardian or professional office explaining the absence. Please include your child’s name, grade, date(s) of absence and reason for absence. Please submit notes to the ATTENDANCE office. You may also e-mail our attendance secretary at:
Medical, dental, or legal appointments - In cases of appointments, notes from the health care or legal professionals (doctor, dentist, attorney, probation officer, judge, etc.) are required for an absence to be excused.
Parent Notes: There is a ten (10) parent note limit per school year. A parent can excuse their child due to illness in lieu of a doctor’s note. However, once that limit has been reached, a doctor’s note will be required.
Unexcused Absences: states that absences with parental knowledge for reasons such as missing the bus, shopping, baby-sitting, visiting relatives, vacations, moving, extended holidays, car trouble, and oversleeping is documented as UNEXCUSED.
Truancy: A student who is absent without acceptable written documentation from school, or from any class during the school day will be considered truant and subject to disciplinary and/or court action.
Automated Attendance Calls:
Killeen ISD has implemented an automated attendance call. If your child is marked absence for any period(s) of the day, you will receive a call in the morning and a call in the evening. If you believe that you received the call in error please refer to the attendance inquiry process.
If you believe your child was marked absent in error for a specific period, please contact the teacher that marked him/her absent. Teacher e-mails can be found on our campus webpage or thru Home Access. If your student was marked absent due to ISS, OSS, testing or a field trip, the absence will be correct within 3 business days.