Campus Attendance Contacts

LCHS
806-863-7105
lchsattendance@lcisd.net
New Hope Academy
806-863-7019
nhattendance@lcisd.net
LBMS
806-776-0750
lbmsattendance@lcisd.net
LCMS
806-863-7104
lcmsattendance@lcisd.net
Central Elementary
806-776-2150
centralattendance@lcisd.net
East Elementary
806-776-2109
eastattendance@lcisd.net
North Elementary
806-776-2100
northattendance@lcisd.net
South Elementary
806-863-7102
southattendance@lcisd.net
West Elementary
806-776-0700
westattendance@lcisd.net

When your child is absent.

Please send a note to school as soon as he/she returns. Parent notes verifying their child’s absence must be received by the school within two (2) days of a student’s return to school. We encourage all student notes to be submitted via email to ensure efficient communication.  However, a faxed or paper copy of a doctor, parent note, or parent phone call is acceptable.

How can parents help?

  • Make education a family priority.

  • Build your child’s self-confidence as a student by recognizing
    when your child does well in school.

  • Help your child develop good study and work habits.

  • Schedule a daily period of home study time.

  • Help with homework when needed.

  • Help your child develop and achieve academic goals.

  • Meet your child ’s teachers and other school personnel.

  • Get to know your child ’s friends and classmates. Find ways to discuss issues, subjects and course materials being covered at school.

  • Don’t let your child risk his or her future; make sure your child attends school every day!

High School Absence Request Tutorial

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the Texas Attendance Laws? 
A: Section 65.003 of the Texas Family Code states: (a) A child engages in truant conduct if the child is required to attend school under 25.085, Education Code, and fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year. This law applies to children between the ages of 6-19. However; if you voluntarily enroll your student in pre kindergarten or kindergarten before the age of 6, school attendance laws also apply to your child. 

Q: What is the 90% Rule?
A: Texas Education Code Section 25.092 states, “a student may not be given credit for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered.” This means that students will need to make-up class time missed due to excessive absences. Even if your child has excused absences, he or she may be asked to make up class time to earn credit for classes.

Q: How does the district/school notify parents and guardians of student absences?

  • Attendance letters 

  • Parent notification system phone calls

  • Home visits

  • School progress reports

  • School report cards

  • Skyward Family Access

Q: What if I disagree with the school?
A: If you feel your child’s circumstances warrant additional consideration before making up class time, talk with your child’s Assistant Principal about the campus attendance appeals process.

Q: What is an excused absence?
A: Excused absences are not viewed as days a student is entitled to take. Excused absences include, but are not limited to personal illness, funeral/memorial, Dr. appointments, or school-sponsored curricular or extracurricular activities. 

Q: What is an unexcused absence?
A: An unexcused absence is any absence that does not meet the definition of an excused absence (example: personal business or vacation, out of town, traffic, car trouble).