Welcome to Colleyville Middle School Attendance
 My name is 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 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, please 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 your student is absent and I do not hear from you, an automated telephone call will inform you of your student’s absence.  If you receive an automated telephone call that your student was marked absent in class and feel this was done in error, please have your student talk/email the teacher about the absence.

If a parent does not call or email regarding the 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.  If your student does not bring the doctor note to school, you may also email it or send it via fax (817) 498-9764.

District generated attendance letters are sent out on a regular basis.  These letters are required by state law in order to make parents aware of unexcused absences/tardies on the student’s attendance record.

CHECKING OUT/LEAVING EARLY:
Parents must come into the school to check their student out at Attendance.  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 may be asked to provide identification.  Please allow us plenty of time to locate your student 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.  You may email or call me to let me know what time you will be here to pick up your student.

CHECKING IN/LATE ARRIVAL:

Classroom instruction begins at 8:10.  That means students are considered late 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 should not 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:
At this time, no drop-off of lunches or forgotten items will be allowed (excluding medication for the nurse).  Please send lunch with your student or your student can purchase a meal from the cafeteria.  No visitors will be allowed in the cafeteria.