Welcome to Denton ISD Attendance
Our mission is to align Denton ISD attendance processes for maximum efficiency in providing support and education to campus staff, students, parents, and the community in a way that positively impacts student success.
PARENTS AS EDUCATION PARTNERS
Denton ISD is deeply committed to partnering with parents to ensure the success of our students. Our campus and district administrators will be proactive in providing support and resources in a way that attendance does not need to become an issue for any student or parent. A wealth of information can be found throughout this webpage, in our Student & Parent Handbook, and through any of our campus administrators or attendance staff.
We are happy to offer support to parents in their roles as education partners. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s administration or school attendance clerk for additional assistance. We thank you for your continued support in this partnership.
GOALS OF DENTON ISD's ATTENDANCE POLICY
- Increase student attendance
- Increase academic achievement
- Reduce truancy
- Create consistency in all attendance practices and reporting
- Ensure accuracy and timelines in attendance/truancy procedures on each campus
- Utilize the courts in a meaningful and expeditious way
- Comply with state law and district mandates, policies and procedures
Attendance is one of the biggest indicators of school success. Students who attend school regularly are naturally exposed to more than those who are routinely absent. Furthermore, absences can quickly add up. A student who misses an average of twelve days a year from kindergarten through twelfth grade will miss 156 days of school which nearly translate to an entire year. Schools must do everything within their limited power to support parents to get their children to school on time every day.