Attendance - Amy Edgell

amy.edgell@gcisd.net
(817) 305-4904


ABSENCES:

If a student is absent from school, parents are asked to email or call Attendance each day of an absence at (817) 305-4904 to report the student’s name and reason for the absence (personal or illness).  Please do not leave attendance related voicemails on the main school phone number (817) 305-4900.  


I often receive several incoming calls simultaneously, so if you do not reach me, leave a detailed voicemail message at (817) 305-4904.  Do not call the main office asking to leave a message.  I will receive the voicemail and process it in a timely manner.  If easier for you, please email me at amy.edgell@gcisd.net to inform me of the absence and that email will be used as a parent note.


If a parent does not call or email regarding an absence, please send a note to Attendance the day your student returns to school.  If no contact is made, the student will have an unexcused absence.


Please remember to send in doctor notes to Attendance for any absences due to medical related visits.  Do not send or email doctor notes to teachers, as the note might not be forwarded to me.  If your student does not bring the doctor note to school, you may also email it to me or send it via fax (817) 498-9764.


CHECKING OUT/LEAVING EARLY:

Anyone picking up a student must be on the Skyward Family/Emergency List before signing out a student.  Have your driver’s license with you as you will be required to provide identification at the outside intercom camera.  Your student will come outside to you.  Please allow plenty of time as students in Athletics or lunch may take longer to come to Attendance quickly.  Students will not be pulled from class until a parent arrives at school.


CHECKING IN/LATE ARRIVAL:

Classroom instruction begins at 8:10.  Students are considered tardy if they are not in their classroom at 8:10.  If you are dropping your student off to school after 8:10, please bring them to the main entrance (next to large parking lot) so they can receive a Late/Tardy Slip at Attendance.  Students are considered unexcused if they arrive after 8:25 without a doctor/parent note explaining illness.  Lateness due to missing the bus, oversleeping, traffic, car trouble, weather related, travel, etc. are unexcused.


Parents do not need to accompany their student into the building if they have sent their student in with a doctor/parent note in hand, or have called Attendance to report the late arrival.


DELIVERIES:

We will do our best to assist in coordinating with pick up for laptops, cell phones, band instruments and ID badges, but will be limited to staff availability and these items may not get to your child right away.  Homework, gym clothes, etc. may not be guaranteed to be delivered to students depending on staff availability.  It is the parent/student responsibility to coordinate these items with your student.  To ensure proper security measures, the vestibule will not be available for handing off items to your child.