Frequently Asked Questions
I need my student to leave early. What is the correct procedure to follow?
- Alpha principal’s secretary will give the student a temporary pass which will allow the student to be dismissed from class five minutes prior to the pick-up time indicated on the parent note.
- Student will return to alpha principal’s office to sign out and will receive a yellow dismissal pass. The dismissal pass is left with the front desk receptionist upon student’s exit from building.
What are the school hours for TMHS?
Please view the TMHS Bell Schedules for more detailed information.
Can I drop off food to my student?
Yes, food can be dropped off for your student. Please ring the doorbell and we will buzz you in. There will be a table on the left side that you can use to leave the food.
** You will need to notify the student that it has been dropped off. **
Where do I drop off forgotten items?
- forgotten items can be dropped off at school (Homework can be left on the same table as lunches and you will need to text your student to let them know it is there. Electronics, instruments and items of monetary value can be left at the front desk. Your student will be called down and will need to sign for the item.)
- We encourage parents to plan ahead with their children for unusual weather conditions or other situations that would alter the method by which children return home.
How can I get a message to my student?
- Only messages of an emergency nature from a parent will be relayed directly to students.
My student will be or has been absent. What do I need to do?
If a student will be absent, the parent or legal guardian should call his/her student’s alpha principal with the student’s name and reason for absence. Do not email the teachers.
- The alpha principal’s office must receive written confirmation of the absence signed by the parent or legal guardian within 3 days of the absence or written confirmation from a physician’s office within 3 days of the absence in order for a student to not be considered truant.
- Students should drop off their absence note upon arrival to school to their alpha principal’s office.
- Students arriving late to school are considered tardy with the exception of a late school bus.
*Absence notes must be signed by parent, legal guardian or physician’s office; therefore, e-mails are not accepted.
Refer to the Student Handbook for more detailed information regarding absences and tardies.
I need to request homework for my student that has been absent. Who do I contact for that?
Reach out to the student's teacher directly, schedules and teacher contact information can be found in the home access center.
My student needs a VOE. Who do I ask for that?
A VOE (Verification of Enrollment) can be obtained electronically,
It will be emailed to the student if it is approved or by calling 281-357-3230 ext. 1000.
Where can I purchase a Parking Permit?
Parking Permits are purchased online on the TMHS website, access by clicking HERE.
Once payment is complete, bring the following items to school to receive parking permit.
- Student Driver’s License
- Vehicle Information: year, make, model, color, license plate number
- Proof of Auto Insurance (must indicate name, policy number & be valid/unexpired)
- Consent for random drug testing form (signed by parent and student)
- Receipt/screenshot of payment
What is the Cell Phone Policy for TMHS?
- Cell phones shall remain silenced at all times.
- Cell phones may be used during class for instructional purposes and in accordance with each teacher’s guidelines. Please note that teachers may choose to prohibit cell phone use in their classrooms.
- Cell phones may be used before and after school, between class periods, and during lunch as long as students follow TISD acceptable use guidelines.
The use of mobile telephones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event. If a student uses a telecommunications device in a manner that violates the guidelines established in the TISD Technology Resources Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Policy or violates a classroom teacher’s guidelines the device will be confiscated. The student or parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from the principal’s office and may be charged a fee of $15.
What is the Dress Code at TMHS?
DRESS AND GROOMING
The District’s dress code is reflective of community standards and is established to promote school-appropriate attire, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
- Shoes are to be worn at all times. For safety purposes, shoes with wheels and house shoes are not allowed.
- Students’ dress and grooming should be neat and appropriate for their age group and school activities.
- Clothing is to be modest and conform to the standards established for appropriate school attire. Pajamas are not appropriate. Students are to wear appropriate under-garments. A modest appearance must be maintained when standing, seated, or bending.
- Hair should be clean and neatly groomed. It should not cover the eyes or be colored or styled in any way that is distracting to the learning environment.
- Curlers are not acceptable.
- Male students must be clean-shaven. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe. Hair length should not extend below the bottom of a dress collar or the top of a t-shirt.
- Face masks are optional.
- Students are not to wear:
- Jewelry or trinkets that are noisy and distracting; clothing that is paramilitary, obscene, dangerous, occult or gang-related; or that advertise sex, drugs, tobacco, or any product related to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Students may not wear suggestive or inappropriately located decorative patches, insignia, or clothing with improper advertising, pictures, slogans, or statements.
- Mouth grills
- Tattoos. Visible tattoos must be covered.
- Any body piercing (other than earrings for girls). Earrings are not acceptable for boys. Covering unacceptable body piercing or earrings is not permitted.
- Clothing that in any way would suggest disrespect for the American flag.
- Sweatbands, bandannas, and hats/caps/hoods inside the building.
- Trench coats, dusters, or excessively large jackets.
- Clothing that does not adequately cover the body or that has tears or rips that are higher than mid-thigh, such as:
- Low cut, see-through, spaghetti straps or backless dresses, or other revealing tops. Midriffs are to be covered.
- Sleeveless shirts for boys.
iii. Baggy/oversized pants or pants that hang on the hipbone, or unhemmed shorts.
- Shorts, skirts, or split skirts shorter than mid-thigh in length. Skirts should be slit no higher than mid-thigh. Leggings worn under skirts, shorts, or tops (including but not limited to shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts) do not alter this regulation.
- Chains or other accessories of any length or size (including wallet chains) which could be used to inflict injury upon others are not allowed.
What is the Exam Exemption Policy?
Can I come and visit my former teachers?
Visits from former students need to occur after school unless you have an appointment with the teacher.
How do I add money to my student’s food account?
- For School Year 2021-2022, TISD will offer meals every school day to all students at no cost.
- Tomball ISD will offer a la carte choices to purchase. A la carte choices are not available for charging.
- Money may be deposited into student accounts with cash, check, or online at schoolcafe.com.
- You can access menus online by clicking HERE
How can my student ride the school bus?
All students must register with TISD in order to use district transportation to and from school. Please visit the TISD website by clicking HERE and complete registration for access to bus service.
* Please be aware if can take up to 7-10 school days for bus service to start for new registrants.
* You will receive an email with bus details from TISD Transportation once your student's registration is processed.
Can I send medication to school with my student?
- Per District Policy, all medication should be given outside of school hours if possible.
- Only medication which enables a student to stay in school may be brought to school and will stay in the nurses office.
- All medications must be brought by a parent or guardian, all medications must be in original container
- Students may not carry any medications on their person at any time.
How do I update my contact information? (home address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, etc.)?
- Phone numbers and email addresses may be updated in the Home Access Center
- Address changes can only be updated through the Registrar Office. Proof of residency (electric bill, gas bill) in the guardian’s name must be provided before the records will be updated.
- Contact the Registrar Office to update emergency contact information as to who is allowed to pick-up students.
How can I get a copy of a transcript?
Students wishing to obtain a copy of their transcripts, either official or unofficial, follow the instructions linked HERE.
Final transcript information for Seniors can be found HERE.
How do I enroll my student online for TMHS?
- Students may only be enrolled by their legal guardian. Click the link below for the full enrollment process. Please read all as it provides you with all the information you need.
- Make sure you have all your documents ready to be uploaded into the tab called "documents" when enrolling your student in the TISD link.
- Once you have completed the online registration, you will receive an email that the enrollment is complete.
How do I withdraw my student from TMHS?
- Students may only be withdrawn by their legal guardian.
- The link with the full withdrawal process is below.