Parents and Family Resources for School Attendance

  • Showing Up to Level Up in Plano ISD: Partnering to Support School Attendance

    School attendance makes a major difference in a child’s life. Plano ISD welcomes your partnership as we strongly encourage all students to attend school everyday on time.

  • Did you know?

    • Regular attendance is a skill that helps children succeed in school and life.
    • All students who are voluntarily registered for school are required to attend per Texas law.
    • Excessive absences could cause students to fall behind academically in school.
    • Tardies can also negatively impact student academic performance.
    • The constant disruption of school absences can cause anxiety and depression in students.

    What Parents Can Do:

    • Register for Parent Portal to monitor daily attendance and grades.
    • Help establish evening routines that allow children to complete homework and get enough sleep.
    • Prepare the night before by packing lunch/snacks and laying out clothes, shoes and all accessories. 
    • Help your children organize backpacks and place them by the door.
    • Set a morning alarm time that allows plenty of time to get ready and arrive at school on time.
    • Use our Plano ISD School Calendar to schedule appointments and trips outside of the school day or when school is not in session.

    When your child is absent from school:

    • Please provide a signed note by the parent/guardian that describes the reason for the absence within 3 days.

    Partnering to Support School Attendance Flyer (English and Spanish)

Additional Resources

  • Spring 2024 I'm Present Parenting Class

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