• Welcome to Rodriguez Middle School 

    How to report a student’s absence:

    1. It’s not required for you to call to report your child's absence for one to two days. Instead please email an excuse for your child to rodrigueznotes@dentonisd.org or send in a note to the attendance office within 72 hrs. The excuse should include your child’s full name, grade, ID number, reason for absence, date(s) of absence and should be signed.

    2. If your child is or will be absent five consecutive days due to illness or injury, a doctor’s note must be provided. Also, please notify and email your child’s teachers for missing assignments. For ongoing health issues you will need to contact the attendance office, school nurse, and your student’s assistant principal.

    3. Be specific on the reason your student was out. See the student handbook for guidelines on excusing an absence. A “Family emergency” must state the nature of the emergency and fall within the guidelines of the Denton ISD Student Handbook.

    What to do when you need to sign your student out of school:

    1. We cannot release your student from campus without a parent/emergency contact coming in to the school with their ID to sign out the student. A note must be provided. If, you have an older sibling that you want to pick up your student for an appointment please make sure that they are on the emergency contact list and are 18 yrs. of age. If they are not on the pick-up list you will need to email me authorization at nalonso@dentonisd.org to release your child. 

    2. To have your child waiting in the front office for you, send your child to school with a note stating the time you will pick them up. They will need to bring it to the attendance office to receive an early dismissal pass. Please note that picking up a student to go out of town will remain unexcused. Three unexcused/unverified absences within a four week period will generate a warning letter that will be sent home informing you that the absences will be turned in to our truant officer. 

    3. If your student went to the doctor, please get a note for school to excuse his/her absence. 
    Noemi Alonso