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Students who miss school (full day or partial day) are REQUIRED, upon their return, to turn in a note from their parent or guardian explaining the absence. Please include your child’s name, grade, date of absence and reason for absence. Please submit notes to the ATTENDANCE/FRONT office. You may also e-mail our attendance secretary at  Christine.Jackson@killeenisd.org.

Medical, dental, or legal appointments- In cases of appointments, notes from the health care or legal professionals (doctors, dentist, attorney, probation officer, judge, etc.) are required for an absence to excused.

Parent notes: There is a ten (10) parent notes 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 are 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 automated attendance calls. If your child is marked absent for any period(s) of the day, you will receive a call in the morning and a call in the evening. If you believe you received a call, in error, please refer to the attendance inquiry process.

Attendance Inquires: 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 corrected within 3 business days.