School Attendance

  • Attending school has a huge impact on student success.

    We realize some absences are for health or other reasons. But, when students are absent 2 or more days a month (or 18 days over the school year) they can fall far behind in what they learn. Excused and unexcused absences both mean missing classroom learning time.

    Some Attendance Tips:

    • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
    • Turn off all electronics including TVs, phones and tablets at bedtime.
    • Make sure clothes and pack backpacks are ready the night before.
    • Check with your school's nurse or office staff if you are not sure about when to keep your child at home due to illness.
    • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
    • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your student feel anxious about going to school.
    • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor or another parent to take your student to school.

    Please let us know how we can best support you and your child so that they can show up for school on time every day.

  • ECISD believes

    • Regular attendance is essential to benefit from teacher-led activities.

    • Regular attendance contributes to academic and emotional well-being by enabling them to effectively utilize District resources in pursuit of their personal goals.

    • Regular attendance enables each student to develop the academic and behavioral skills necessary to be a successful student and a productive citizen.

    • Regular attendance is crucial to students’ future endeavors both in and out of the classroom.

    • Regular attendance helps instill academic excellence and develops responsible citizenship to compete and contribute to a global economy.


Quick Links

Chronic Absence: The Problem

Trayendo La Asistencia A Casa

Bringing Attendance Home