Attendance Policy

For questions about attendance during Covid-19, please click here. Typical attendance policies are below.


McCallum’s attendance policy follows the Texas Education Code (TEC), which places a limit on the number of absences a student may have in order to receive credit for that class. All high school students must be in attendance for 90% of all class days each semester.

Attendance credit

McCallum will NOT award credit for these absences: documented illness, home school suspension and immunization (non-compliant). However, with proper documentation, McCallum’s decision to award credit will not be affected by excused and unexcused tardies, medical appointments (documented with a healthcare professional during school hours), school and UIL-related field trips, holy days, college visits, in-school suspension, testing and court.

When a student’s attendance drops below 90%, but remains at least 75% of the number days the class is offered, the student may earn credit for the class by making up absences as approved by the principal. Your Assistant Principal can answer questions about absences.

Absence Documentation

A student may be absent from school with documented absences. The parent is responsible for communicating the reason for the student’s absence in writing within two days following the absence. You may send documentation to:

It must include:

  • student name,
  • current date,
  • student ID number,
  • grade level, date of absence(s),
  • specific reason for absence(s),
  • a telephone number where a parent/guardian may be contacted,
  • and parent/guardian signature.

Track absences on the parent cloud.

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