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Attendance Information

Dear Parent/Guardian:

RE: Understanding School Attendance under Texas State Law

Rusk ISD is dedicated to helping your child achieve academic success. In order to maximize your child's academic opportunities, it is critical that they be in attendance at school every day. For your information, we have outlined the district procedures/policies and state laws related to attendance. We hope that this information is helpful to you and look forward to spending every instructional day possible with your child.

Ninety Percent Attendance Rule (TEC Section 25.092)

  • In order to be granted credit or a final grade for a course or be promoted to the next grade level, a student in any grade level from kindergarten through grade 12 must attend at least 90% of the days the class is offered.
  • All absences, excused or unexcused, shall be considered in determining whether a student has attended the required percentage of days.
  • If a student is in attendance for a course at least 75 percent but less than 90 percent of the days a class is offered, the student may be given an opportunity to regain credit by completing a plan approved by the principal that provides for the student to meet the instructional requirements of the class as determined by the principal.
  • Compulsory Attendance Law (TEC Section 25.085)

  • Students who are at least six years old as of September 1 of the school year are required to attend school through their 19th birthday. Students who are enrolled in prekindergarten and kindergarten shall attend school.
  • Students who are 19 years old or older are required to attend each school day for the entire period of time the program of instruction is offered for which the student is enrolled.
  • Compulsory Attendance Enforcement (TEC Section 25.093/TFC 65.003)

  • Students may not be absent unexcused from school for 10 or more days or parts of days within a 6 month period. Five late arrivals (arrive after 8:10 AM /leave earlies (leave before 3:20) is equal to 1 absence).
  • State law requires that a school district may file a complaint in a truancy court against the parent and/or student in violation of the compulsory attendance laws. Each offense carries up to a $500 fine per occurrence.
  • Rusk ISD understands there are times when your child will be absent. Documentation is required when this occurs. An original, signed note from a parent or doctor must be submitted to the campus office indicating the reason for the absence. Notes are due the day the student returns to school.

    The following absences are considered excused for compulsory attendance but count toward days missed for 90% attendance:

    1. Health appointments when the student starts day at school AND student returns to school the same day.

    2. Visitation with a family member who is on leave from active duty in the military

    3. Religious holidays

    4. Court appearances

    5. College visitations

    6. Naturalization/Citizenship appointments

    7. Election Clerk Service

    8. Grade 6-12 student who plays "Taps" at a military veteran's funeral

    Pre-approval is required for reasons 3-8 in order to excuse the above.

    Texas law requires you to monitor your student's attendance and to require your student to attend school. RISD makes monitoring attendance and grades very simple through Family Access. This parent resource is available via any internet capable computer at Contact the campus for login information.

    Rusk ISD

    Attendance Information

    Querido Padre/Guardian:

    RE: Entendimiento Sobre Asistencia Escolar bajo la Ley Estatal de Texas

    Rusk ISD esta dedicado ayudar a su hijo/a lograr exito academic. En orden para maximizer la oportunidades academicas de su hijo/a, es critico que ellos asistan la escuela cada dia. Para su informacion, hemos resumido los procedimientos/polisas y leyes estatales relacionadas con asistencia escolar. Nosotros esperamos que esta informacion le ayude y esperamos pasar cada dia instructive posible con su hijo/a.

    Regla de Noventa Porciento de Asistencia (TEC Seccion


  • En orden para recibir credito concedido o una calificacion
  • final por un curso o para ser avansado al siguiente nivel de

    grado, el estudiante en cualquier nivel de grado desde

    Kinder hasta grado 12 tienen que atender por lo menos

    90 % de los dias de clase que sean ofrecidos.

  • Todas las ausencias, excusadas o no excusadas, seran
  • consideradas en determiner se el/la estudiante a asistido

    el porcentaje de dias requeridos.

  • Si un estudiante esta en asistencia por un curso Por al
  • menos 75 porciento pero menos de 90 porciento de los

    dias de clase que sean ofrecidos, el/la estudiante puede

    ser dado/a una oportunidad para recuperar credito al

    completer un plan aprovado por el principal que

    proporciona que el/la estudiante complete Los requisitos

    instructivos de la clase determinados por el principal.

    Leyes Obligatorias sobre Asistencia (TEC Seccion 25.085)

  • Los/las estudiantes que tengan por lo menos seis anos desde el 1 de Septiembre de el ano escolar son requeridos asistir a la escuela hasta cumplir 19 anos. Estudiantes que estan inscritos en Pre-Kinder y Kinder deberan atender la escuela.
  • Estudiantes que tengan 19 anos o mas son requeridos asistir cada dia escolar por el period entero de tiempo que el programa instructivo sea ofrecido en cual el/la
  • Estudiante este inscrito.

    Asistencia Enforsada Obligatoria (TEC Seccion 25.093/ TFC 65.003)

  • Los/las estudiantes no pueden estar ausentes sin excusa de la escuela por 10 dias o mas o partes de dias en un period de 6 meses. Llegar tarde cinco veces (llegar despues de las 8:10 AM/ salir temprano antes de las 3:20 PM) es igual a una ausencia.
  • La ley estatal requiere que el distrito escolar puede presenter una queja en corte sobre ausencia escolar contra los padres y/o estudiante en violacion de las leyes obligatorias de asistencia. Cada ofensa lleva un cargo de hasta $500 por cada occurrencia.
  • Rusk ISD entiende que Habra veces en cual el/la estudiante sera ausente. Documentacion sera requerida cuando esto ocura. Una nota original, firmada por los padres o doctor tendra que ser presentada a la oficina de la escuela indicando la rason por la ausencia.

    Las notas tienen que ser entregadas el dia el/la estudiante regrese a la escuela.

    Las siguientes ausencias son consideradas excusadas para asistencia obligatoria pero cuenta para los dias perdidos para el 90% de asistencia:

    1. Citas de salud cuando el/la estudiante empiesa el dia en la escuela Y regresa el mismo dia a la escuela

    2. Visitacion de un miembro familiar que este en servicio active en el military

    3. Dias feriados religiosos

    4. Citas de corte

    5. Visitas al colegio

    6. Citas de Naturalizacion/Ciudadania

    7. Servicio de secretario electoral

    8. Estudiante en grados 6-12 quien toque "Taps" en un funeral de veterano military

    Pre-aprovacion es requerida en las rasones 3-8 en orden que se excuse lo mencionado arriba.

    La ley de Texas require que usted monitore la asistencia de su estudiante y require que su estudiante asista a la escuela. RISD hace que monitoriar la asistencia y calificaciones sea muy simple usando Family Access. Este recurso de padres esta disponible via cualquier computadora con capacidad de internet usando contacte la escuela para informacion para ingresar

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    Perfect Attendance

    Rusk ISD

    Attendance Information

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    RE:Perfect Attendance at Rusk ISD

    School attendance has a huge impact on student academic success.Our goal as a district is to have every student at school a minimum of 98% of the days that classes are offered.To assist in achieving this goal our campus will create a culture of attendance by implementing a variety of attendance incentive programs throughout the year.

    As part of our attendance incentives, the campus will celebrate perfect attendance quarterly and at the end of the year.To be eligible for a Perfect Attendance Award a student must be in attendance the full day from 7:55 AM to 3:20 PM.A student may not receive a perfect attendance award if they have any absences, late arrivals or leave earlies (excused or unexcused).

    Other attendance incentive programs are designed to improve campus attendance and therefore may allow opportunities for students that may have been absent due to an unavoidable reason to participate.

    Thanks you for helping us to meet our goal of 98% attendance by ensuring that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.

    If you have any questions or need more information please contact the campus principal.

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    Istation at Home! Learn how to access and view your child's progress on Istation.

    Your child is currently receiving individualized instruction at school through the Web-based Istation program. Your child's school has chosen to extend/expand this experience by providing unlimited access to Istation at home!

    Here's how you can gain access to the Parent Portal and Istation Home for your child:

    You will need the following information: This information will be sent home with your child.

    Student's Name: | School/Domain: ruskelementary.rusk.tx | Username: | Password:

    The first step is to install Istation on your home computer. This is a quick and easy process. Go to and follow the simple installation instructions.

    The Web page also provides information on how to log in to the Istation Parent Portal, where you can view your child's progress and access reports and other resources.

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