Students enter the building at 8:10 a.m. Classes begin at 8:20 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:30 p.m.
TEA Attendance Time
3rd Period 10:08 a.m. Roll Call
Our reporting class for Texas Education Agency is 3rd period. Students who plan to leave early must remain in class until 10:40 a.m. to be considered present according to state requirements.
Parents are asked to call the attendance office at 464-8104 to report absences with the following information:
student’s full name and grade
reason for the absence and date(s)
contact name, telephone number and relationship to the student
If you are unable to call, please send a note written by a parent or guardian with this information when your child returns to school. An excuse from a doctor’s office is required for absences of five or more consecutive days.
Absence notes and doctors’ excuses must be delivered to the attendance office for student files. Notes or email to teachers are not usually forwarded to the office.
Partial day absences due to medical appointments are excused by TEA when the student is in attendance for the remainder of the school day. A school excuse from the doctor’s office is required as well as sign-in/out at our front desk. The excuse may be turned into the office by the student, or it may be sent by the doctor’s office to Canyon Vista attendance at fax # 464-8210.
Arriving Late to School
Sign-in at the front office is required as part of the attendance record for all students who arrive late to school. When possible, the student should bring a parent’s note explaining the reason for arriving late, or a school excuse from a doctor’s office. Parents are not required to accompany students at sign-in.
Leaving School Early
A parent or guardian must be present to sign out students who leave campus during school hours. A parent signature and the reason for leaving are required. Please allow sufficient time for sign-out procedures. Keep in mind that both parking lots will be very congested with buses and carpools by 3:20 p.m.
To expedite the sign-out process, parents may write a note requesting early release from the classroom teacher. This note will be used as the student’s hall pass to lockers and to meet parents at the office for sign-out. The note should be turned into the front office upon departure. A note for early release is not required, but may be useful. Please bear in mind that this places the responsibility on the student to be ready. As always, please allow time for check-out.
During school hours, students may be released to parents or legal guardians only, unless written authorization is provided. Written permission should include the full name of the person authorized, the student’s full name, the date and reason for leaving, and the parent’s telephone numbers. Older siblings sent to pick up a student must also have written permission from their parents, even if they are already listed as an emergency contact. A photo ID will be required in both cases.
School attendance is mandated by state law. Charges may be filed in the appropriate courts with penalties for excessive absences. Absences are considered excused for these reasons only: illness, doctor’s visits, religious holy days, death in the family, and serious extenuating circumstances. All other absences, including partial day, will be considered unexcused.
When an extended absence is anticipated, please send a note to the attendance office with details including the dates and the reason for the absence, the student’s full name, grade, and the parent’s name and telephone number.
Automated Absence Calls
RRISD central office manages an automated calls system to contact parents for all absences, including partial day absences. This helps to resolve truancy problems. No follow-up is required if you have already notified the office of the absence, or if you have signed in/out at the front office. In the event the absence was recorded in error, please call the attendance office, 464-8104.