Attendance, Tardies & Abscences

Attendance Priority

East Elementary strives to maintain a high rate of attendance.  In order to achieve our goal we need your help in scheduling medical appointments other than during the school day.  If this is not possible, an official note from the doctor or dentist you have visited will allow us to count your child present when returning to school that day.

Parts of Day Attendance

Students may not be checked out early to attend extra-curricular activities such as dance, karate, etc. 
Students being checked out early, other than for doctor appointments, are considered missing part of the day and this is considered truancy. 
Students may not leave the school grounds during the school day for any reason without permission from the office.  If it is necessary for a student to leave school before the end of the day, parents are to come by the office and sign them out.


If you know in advance your child is going to be absent, please notify the office at 903 668-5990 Ext. 1601 or your child's teacher.  Your notification may be by phone or e-mail.  Parents must contact the school the day of the child's absence.  In addition, a note must be sent to school within 2 school days or the absence will be unexcused.


Any student entering school after 8:00 A.M. will need to get an admit slip fron the office.  Punctuality is expected so that children can learn the value of being on time, and can take advantage of learning opportunities which begin at 8:00.