Westlake HS will not accept phone calls to clear an absence. We must have written documentation within 48 hours of return, preferably by email, that states reason and date of absence. If you are unable to send an email please send a written note with your child upon their return.
It is essential that students check in and out through the Attendance Office to keep the child's attendance accurate. Ten absences, not school-related, in one class will trigger an attendance court filing under the State of Texas Compulsory Attendance Law.
Please refer to the school calendar and bell schedule when making appointments and travel days. It will aid you in planning visits as to not miss instructional time and school days. Absences for personal reasons and personal appointments (example: Division of Motor Vehicles, Passport Office, Drivers Education, ACL) will not be excused. You may make-up your work 100% if the absence has been documented and the student has checked in and out through attendance. Please check with your teacher in regards to their policy for test make-up.