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Buckalew Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is very important. Every day is packed with learning and valuable instruction that cannot be reproduced at home. Please make vacations arrangements during holidays and weekends to avoid your child missing importing classroom instructions.State law requires that children miss no more than 10% (18 days) of the school year. Students that miss more than 18 days are subject to not be promoted to next grade level. The law goes on to state that it is the parent/guardian’s duty to monitor the student’s attendance and requires the student to attend school. It is important for students to remain in school until the close of each school day at 3:10 p.m. unless illness has caused a child to leave earlier.Tardies

Instruction begins at 8:00 a.m. each day. Students that arrive at school between 8:01 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. are tardy.


State attendance is taken each day at 9:00 a.m. Students arriving after 9:00 a.m. will be marked absent for the day unless they have a signed note from a healthcare professional for an appointment that morning.If your child is going to be absent, please contact the school attendance line at 281-465-3410 or send an email to Please state your child’s full name, grade, homeroom teacher, date or dates of absence, and reason for the absence.Medical Appointment

If your child is arriving late or returning to school due to a medical appointment, please provide a health care provider’s note upon entering the school to ensure your student is not marked tardy or absent for the day. If you need to pick up your child for an appointment, please do so no later than 2:30 p.m. The student will not be called from their classroom until you arrive at the school. Please plan accordingly.