Chisholm Trail Middle School
If your student has to be absent, please call or e-mail me by 10 am of that day.
A note is required describing the reason for the absence when he/she returns to school.
Written documentation of an absence must be received from a parent for an excused absence, or the doctor which is a medical absence.
Otherwise the absence will be unexcused.
Unlike elementary schools, attendance at the secondary level is taken each class period. Therefore if a student comes in late or needs to leave early, they will be marked absent for the class periods they miss.
If you get a doctor's note that does not cover the entire time your student is out, you will need to write a note to excuse the rest of the day(s).
Absences such as vacations and trips (except those excused by the principal for unusual circumstances), babysitting, working, and non-school-sponsored athletic events and programs shall be considered unexcused.
Please make sure that the student's first and last name appear on all notes that are turned in to the office.
Attendance Records may be checked online 24 hours a day at:
If you do not have a user name/password to access online attendance,
please contact the Front Office.
If you see a discrepancy in your attendance,
please speak to the appropriate teacher to resolve the issue.
For more information regarding Northwest ISD's Attendance Guidelines please refer to pages 21-22 of the Student Code of Conduct available on-line.