Attendance Office

Attendance Matters


Attendance Specialist: Meliza Watkins

Attendance direct phone number: 512-414-2538 x73008

Attendance Fax line: 512-414-7961

Attendance Email address:




Email ATTENDANCE ( for pink slips if your student

is leaving early for an appointment. 

Please include the following in the email:


Student's Name

Student's ID#

Time to leave class

Reason for leaving class

Parent name

Parent contact #

Upon return to school, students must provide a note to the Attendance Office that includes:

Date of absence

Student's Name

Student's ID#

Reason for absence

Parent name

Parent contact #

Doctor note attached

**Without a doctor note, a parent note and/or 504 accommodations are considered

an unexcused absensce**


Use THIS form to submit VOE requests

Please allow up to one week for VOE requests to be processed.

VOEs are only valid for 30 days from the date of the VOE is issued.  Please do not request a VOE if the student's appointment is more than 30 days from the request.



College Visits

Juniors and seniors may be excused up to 2 days each year to visit colleges if the visit is planned in advance through the Attendance Office and documentation is provided from the college (college letter on letterhead to verify the day of visit preferred).



Attendance Office Procedure Changes effective August 2023

Early Pick-up:

Beginning August 2023, parent emails for student early release must be received by 2:00pm the day of the release.  Please email: you students name, ID# and time needed for release.  If an email is not received by this time the parent/guardian must come into the office to sign out their student.  Additionally, students will not be released after 4:00pm, unless an email or parent note has already been received by the office and a pink pass has been issued to your student.

Regretfully, last minute requests cannot be honored. Please plan accordingly.

*For emergency pick-up please come to the front office*

Absence Note:

The AISD Attendance Policy is in accordance with the Texas Education Code 25.092. This code reads "... any grade level from kindergarten through grade 12 may not be given credit or a final grade for a class unless the student is in  attendance for at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered."

When a student's absence drops below 90% but remains at least 75% of the days the class is offered, the student will earn credit for the class. Students can receive credit for attending Credit Recovery. Because the number of days a specific course is offered varies, it is not possible to give an exact number of what 90% attendance looks like (due to holidays, semesters, etc.). For example, four or five absences could fall below 90%. Questions about Credit Recovery should be directed to your student's assistant principal.  

 The following codes are used in the 90% calculation:

HSS - Home School Suspension

ILP - Illness with a parent/guardian, note is to be turned in within 48 hours of returning

UNX - Unexcused Absence: Family trips, travel, transportation, non-school sponsored events, early check-out

IM - Immunizations Non-Compliant

  The following codes are not used in the 90% calculation:   

FLD - School sponsored field trip

HD - Observing religious holy days. The holy day must be a tenet of the student's faith. Church retreats, camps, mission trips and individual religious rites (baptisms, christenings, bar mitzvahs, etc.) are not holy days.

ILH - Absent note from a health care provider, professional, or the campus health staff

ISS - In School Suspension.  Ten days or less

LSS - In Term Suspension.  Eleven or more days

MED - Temporarily absent during the school day because of a documented appointment for the student, with a healthcare professional. The professional is licensed, certified or registered by an appropriate agency of the State of Texas. The student begins classes or returns to school the same day of the appointment.

SCH - Student is on campus with an AISD campus official.

TST - Group or individual testing (STAAR, EOC, PSAT, LSSP, etc.)

UIL - University Interscholastic League. Educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music experiences through competition.

UT- Unexcused Tardy