Overview (or en español)

    Regular and on time attendance is the greatest factor in school success. Your student’s priority should be to regularly attend class on time. Being absent unnecessarily from school impairs a student’s opportunity to succeed in studies and indirectly encourages the development of poor attitudes toward schoolwork and other obligations. A significant part of the learning process occurs from direct instruction from the teacher and the interaction between students and their teachers within the classroom. These interactions in the classroom are essential to the development of your student and is hard to duplicate outside the classroom setting. Attendance is also a factor used in getting a VOE, qualifying for and keeping a parking permit, earning campus rewards, qualifying for an early or late dismiss block or getting and renewing a driver’s license.


    Communication between students, families, and the school district personnel are important to understanding how attendance plays a role in a student’s overall success. We must all work together for a student to have the best educational experience possible and to take advantage of all the opportunities available. Listed below are some important contacts:

    • Questions regarding absences recorded on your student’s attendance should be directed towards the teacher of record. Email addresses are in HAC or on the Guyer Webpage. The Attendance Office is not able to change an attendance record without an email from the teacher on record.

    • For questions about attendance coding and notes that have been turned in contact: sadams@dentonisd.org

    • Questions about a Compulsory Attendance Warning Letter, an Attendance Contract, a Truancy Prevention Class Notification, a Home Visit or a Court Summons, contact: lyamashita@dentonisd.org

    • Updated or ongoing health concerns, including surgery, concussions, new or updated medication, allergies and illnesses should first be reported to the school nurse at: swills@dentonisd.org

    • Our Student Resource counselors can be contacted at: rdepeochristner@dentonisd.org for 9th grade students and cdorton@dentonisd.org for 10th-12th grade students.

    • Questions about why your student has lost credit should be directed to your student’s AP (Assistant Principal).




    Mr. Hill A-D and 10th grade U-Z mhill@dentonisd.org
    Ms. Hurst E-J, Special Education students, 9th grade self-contained PABS, AVLS, and FLS lhurst@dentonisd.org
    Ms. Edmondson K-O and ELL students cedmondson@dentonisd.org
    Mr. Jaskulske P-T and 11-12th grade U-Z mjaskulske@dentonisd.org
    • For questions about the amount of seat time owed and to schedule time for credit recovery email: dclark@dentonisd.org