Good attendance is critical for student success at Carl A Furr Elementary. All absences will be coded as unexcused unless we receive documentation from a parent/guardian. Please complete this attendance form any day your student is absent from school.
- Illness or Injury
- Death in the immediate family
- Medical or Dental appointments
- Court or Administrative Proceedings
- Religious observance
All other absences are coded as unlawful. Absences for personal trips are not excused according to state guidelines. In order to be considered in attendance, a student must be present at least one-half of the school day. At the elementary level more than ten (10) absences a semester or 20 absences a year are considered excessive. If illness is given as the primary reason for non-attendance, the principal (at his discretion) may request a physician's documentation.