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Tomball Memorial High School

Attendance & Absences

Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education—to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.     
  • Students are expected to get to school on time.
  • 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.
  • The alpha principal’s office must receive a written confirmation of the absence signed by the parent or legal guardian or 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.

Students Leaving Early - Check Out Procedures

** Student must bring a signed parent note to their alpha principal’s office upon arriving to school to receive an early dismissal pass.**
  • 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.
* If a pre-arranged early dismissal with parent note is not possible, the legal guardian will need to sign the student out through the front office.
* Emails ARE NOT accepted for last minute early dismissals.
* CUT-OFF time for front office early dismissals is 2:30

Student handbook