Our Schools:
Chisholm Trail Middle School
Attendance Office
Marlene Mendez

817-698-1640 phone
817-215-0648 fax 
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 be sure to include the following information on all absent notes/emails:
  • Student's First and Last Name
  • Date of Absence(s)
  • Reason for Absence
  • Signature of Parent or Doctor's Office

Attendance Records may be viewed online through the Home Access Center:

If you do not have a user name/password to access online attendance,
please contact the Front Office. 
Some of the codes that will appear on your student's attendance record as listed below:
Unexcused Absence (A) - student was not present AND no documentation has been received
Excused Absence (EXA) - student was not present AND written documentation from a parent was received. 
Medical Absence (MA) - student was absent for the entire school day AND brought back a note from the doctor.
Medical Present (MP) - student was present for a partial time AND brought back a note from a doctor.
Unexcused Tardy (T) - student was present but arrived late to class. 
For more information regarding Northwest ISD's Attendance Guidelines please refer to the Attendance Section of the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct available on-line.