• Attendance Note Example
    Please fax to the number below or email your letter to both Dr. Sadikova and Ms. Gonzalez

    The following info in bold is necessary to ensure your student's absence is coded correctly.

    FAX #: 512-278-4803

    Dear MECHS Attendance office,

    Please excuse ___<Student first and last name> ___ for being absent on __<DATE>____.

    They were absent because ____<Reason for the absence & any other details (whether it was a partial absence, etc.)>___.

    Thank you,

    Your Name

    Your Email Address

  • Arriving to Campus Late

    Students need to check in at the MECHS office when they arrive late to campus.

    If the student is coming from a doctor’s appointment, please make sure they obtain a note from the doctor’s office to excuse the absence or tardy. If the student forgets one, please have the doctor’s office fax one over to the MECHS office (512-278-4803)

  • Signing out a Student

    When the parent/guardian is coming to pick up your child for an appointment or other circumstances:

    1. Come into the building to sign them out at the MECHS Office.

    2. Make sure you bring your ID with you (even if you are already in the system). MECHS will need to scan your ID in order to sign out your student.

    3. We will locate your child and get them to the office. ***


    If someone else is picking up your student:

    1. Make sure that person is on the list to pick up your student. The list is part of your MISD registration information.

    2. If the person is not listed on your student's record then MECHS will need something in writing from the parent, saying that they are giving permission for this person to pick up the student. This person will need to come to the MECHS office and show their ID to sign out the student.

    Your child drives themselves to and from school and needs to leave for an appointment:

    1. Send your student with a note, or you can email celeste.gonzalez@manorisd.net saying that you are giving them permission to drive themselves to the appointment and what time they will need to leave. Please do this day of the appointment to avoid the note/email getting lost.

    2. Your student will receive a “TEMPORARY” pass that will get them from class to the office to sign out. Signing out is a big must so please remind them to do that.

    Someone other than who’s on your contact list picking up your child:

    1. Send an email to celeste.gonzalez@manorisd.net or send your child with a note letting MECHS know someone else (neighbor, sibling, grandparent, etc) is picking them up.

    2. Remind that person that they will need to come to the office to sign out the student and they must show their ID to be able to check your student out.

  • Student was Absent/Returning Back to Campus

    If your child was absent, you can either send a note with them when they return, or you can send an email to celeste.gonzalez@manorisd.net. In your note/email, make sure you include your student’s full name along with the date of the absence and the reason why they were out. Official documentation will be needed to excuse appointments (medical, Immigration, PT, DPS).

    When your student is coming in late or returning from an appointment:

    1. The student should go to the attendance office or the main office to be signed in before heading to class.

    2. If they have an excuse note with them, please have them write their student ID# on it before turning it in to the attendance office.

  • College Visits

    Per MISD policy students are allowed 2 EXCUSED visits per school year. This policy is only for Juniors and Seniors. 9th or 10th graders that decide to do a college visit will not be excused. This doesn’t include travel for the college visit.

    In order for the visit to be excused, a student will need to turn in EITHER:

    1. A note from the college/university with a signature and specific date of visit OR

    2. Email confirmation (forwarded to MECHS attendance clerk) the student received when he/she first signed up for the college visit. Make sure it has the specific date of the college visit.