Attendance and Absences Information

  • A parent/guardian must call the CMS Attendance Office each day the student will not be at school (817-949-5401).

    When returning to school after an absence, a student must provide the Attendance Office with a written note, dated and signed by the parent/guardian or a note from a doctor's office.

    A doctor’s note is required for absences of five consecutive days or more.


    Homework may be requested for a student through the Attendance Office after 2 consecutive days of absences. This request must be received by 10:00 a.m. and may be picked up in the front office between 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.

    No work will be given PRIOR to an absence


    Any person (other than parent/guardian) picking up your student will be required to show their driver’s license for identification. 

    To leave during the school day a parent or guardian must come to the Attendance Office and sign the student out. 

    If someone other than a parent/guardian will be picking up a student, the Attendance Office requires a note from the parent/guardian stating the following: name of person picking up student, date, time and reason.

    All students arriving to school after 8:40 must report to the Attendance Office to sign in. The student must be signed in by a parent/guardian.