Report an Absence
If your student is going to be absent please email Heather.Prokupek@nisdtx.org on the day of the absence. A note is required describing the reason for the absence. Written documentation of each absence must be received within 3 days from the date of the absence. Otherwise, the absence will be unexcused.
Family/individual vacations/visits scheduled during regular school days are not excusable absences. These absences will be counted as unexcused absences regardless of the number of days missed.
Unlike elementary school, attendance is taken each class period in middle school. If a student arrives late to school or leaves early, they will be marked absent for the class periods they miss. If you get a doctor's note that does not cover the entire time your student is out, you will need to write a note to excuse the rest of the of the day(s).
If a student arrives late or is picked up early from school, a parent or doctor's note is still required to excuse any missed classes.
Please make sure your student's legal first and last name appear on all notes. For more information regarding Northwest ISD's attendance guidelines please refer to the Student Code of Conduct available online.
Please allow at least 24 hours processing time from when you or your child submit their absence note and the time your absence has been updated in Home Access Center (HAC).
Attendance Records may be checked online in the Home Access Center.
If you see a discrepancy in attendance, the student should speak to that teacher to resolve the issue.
School begins at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m.
Doors open to students at 8:25 a.m.
Students will go to their holding areas.
6th- Back of Main Gym
8th- Front of Main Gym
In the event an essential item drop off is needed, the person will arrive on campus and follow protocols with the picture camera identification. Then enter the foyer area and leave the item on the cart labeled with the student name and grade level. It will be the parents’ responsibility to notify the student they have an item to retrieve and the item will remain on the cart inside the building until picked up during a passing period. Food deliveries are only allowed from a parent, guardian, or adult on the student’s emergency contact list. Food delivery services such as but not limited to Door Dash, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, etc. will not be accepted on campus due to safety issues.
All students and staff must have a current school ID worn at all times during the school day visible and above the waist. You must have your ID to purchase lunch or to check out library books.
New IDs will be printed in the morning. Replacement IDs cost $4, and the charge will be placed on the student's account.