DENISON ISD PARENT INFORMATION
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District School Absence Note
DOCUMENTATION AFTER AN ABSENCE (ALL GRADE LEVELS)
When a student is absent from school, the reason for that absence must be provided to Denison ISD within 3 days of the students' return to school. A hand-written note or text document from the parent must be uploaded in the form to be completed below. Phone calls will not be accepted as documentation. A phone call from the school verifying the parent note may be expected in some instances. A note signed by the student, even with the parent's permission, will not be accepted unless the student is 18 or older or is an emancipated minor under state law. The District will document whether the absence is considered by the District to be excused or unexcused in the student's attendance records.
Note: The district is not required to excuse any absence, even if the parent provides a note explaining the absence, unless the absence is an exemption under compulsory attendance laws.
DOCTOR'S NOTE AFTER AN ABSENCE FOR ILLNESS (All GRADE LEVELS)
Upon return to school, a student absent for three (3) or more consecutive days because of a personal illness must submit a statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition that caused the student's extended absence from school. Otherwise, the student's absence may be considered unexcused and, if so, would be in violation of compulsory attendance laws.
Please complete the form below to document your student's absence. You will need to sign the form and click SUBMIT at the end.