Getting assignments for an extended absence Student's Counselor
Verify enrollment Michelle Kinsler, 464-6052
Error in Attendance Supervising Teacher/Coach
Truancy / Court concerns Robin Mantia, 464-6023
Appeals (for VOE form) Student's Associate Principal

Things to know

  • Absences may be excused for three reasons:
    1. personal illness
    2. death in the immediate family
    3. school related absence
  • You do not need to call in your student's absence. You are required to submit a parent or doctor note to the Attendance Office within 48 hours of the student's return from absence. If it is easier, you may email or fax the note to 464-6190, attn: Vicky Sulaica.
    If a student is absent due to illness for five consecutive days or more, a doctor’s note is required.
  • If you need to pick your student up early, you can send a note in to the Attendance Office the day of or up to 48 hours prior to scheduled appointment. The note requires a working day time phone number because we will call to confirm. If the parent does not confirm the note, the pass will NOT go out. For unscheduled/unplanned appointments, you must come into the Attendance Office to pick your student up early. We do not accept emails or faxes for early pick up.
  • Should you receive an attendance letter, please contact the number provided on the letter for any questions/concerns you may have.
  • The attendance clerk cannot change a teacher's attendance. You must contact the teacher that can verify a student's attendance
  • Students that are more then 10 minutes tardy to class are counted absent. Only the teacher can tell if the student was present during any portion of the class period.
  • Juniors and Senior can have 2 absences due to college visits per year. These visits will not affect exemptions or credit but must be documented with a note from the college.
  • Excused absences can still result in loss of credit or loss of exemption status. The only absences that do not count toward exemptions are school-related activities, religious observances, doctor appointments, and college visits.
  • Excessive Absences can result in any, or all, of the following:
    • Loss of credit for a class, regardless of grade
    • Truancy charges filed against the student
    • Denial of TEA Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form
    • Denial of exam exemptions
  • If you need to request a VOE form, do so in the student's Assistant Principal's office. Please expect a 24 hour turnaround.
  • For additional attendance information, please refer to pages 36-44 of your 2013-2014 Secondary Student-Parent Handbook.
Attendance Clerk: Vicky Sulaica(Se habla espanol), 464-6051

-Records all absence notes (doctors, college visits, parent notification, etc.), makes changes to attendance at the request of supervising teacher.

Truancy Prevention Specialist: Robin Mantia, 464-6023

-notifies students and parents of excessive absences that may result in a required court appearance, files truancy cases on behalf of RRHS administration, represents RRHS in court for truancy cases

High School Completion Specialist: Diane Wills, 464-6293

-provides assistance to families and students to access community social services, help students stay enrolled in school or re-enroll in RRHS to obtain a high school diploma