Parents & Students,
Our goal this year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly.
Showing up for school, even on time, has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life. Attendance is a vital part of being successful in school. When you are absent you miss valuable instruction needed to learn content and earn credits for graduation.
We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.
Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent.
Absences can add up quickly and a child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!
If you are absent, a note must be submitted to the attendance office which includes: student’s full name, student’s ID#, the date of the absence, parent’s signature, and/or note from the doctor’s office.
*All notes need to be turned in within 5 days of the absence.
*School personnel will determine whether the absence is excused or not.
Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day. We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information please contact the VEHS Attendance Clerks or the Student Success Facilitator below.
Daphne Walker, Attendance Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-788-2820, ext. 38610
Mende Holcomb, Attendance Clerk email@example.com or 361-788-2820, ext. 38611
Melissa Barrera, Student Success Facilitator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-788-2820