Attendance / Report an Absence

  • If your child is absent, please call the Harwood Junior High attendance secretary at 817-399-3583 to report the absence. If you leave a voicemail message, please include this information:

    • your child's name, grade, and teacher's name
    • the reason for the absence
    • your name
    • and then repeat this information.

    It is a parent's responsibility to report the student's absence within 72 hours. If the absence is not reported within the time specified, it will be considered an unexcused absence regardless of the reason for the absence.

    If your child has been absent more than 10% of the school days enrolled, then a doctor's note will be required for each absence recorded.


    Tardy/Late to school

    The warning bells ring at 8:05 AM and 8:15 AM. First period begins at 8:20 AM. A student is considered tardy if he/she is not in their seat and ready to learn when the bell rings to begin each class period. Excessive tardiness will result in a truancy notice and discipline consequences as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.


    Doctor's Notes

    When your child visits the doctor, dentist, or any other health professional during the school day, make sure to get a signed note from their office stating the appointment date and time. A copy of the note should be turned in to the attendance office as soon as your child returns to school. If the medical professional recommends that your child remain out of school for an extended period of time, the exact dates must be included in the medical note.