Daily attendance is vital to the successful education of your child. Should your child be absent, please contact us. We are here to help you and want your student to be successful at Cy-Fair High School. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.
Written Notes/Excused Absences
Please call the attendance office as early as possible if your student is not going to be attending school that day. You may leave a phone message with the student’s full name and grade. Upon your student’s return to campus, a note with a handwritten signature by the guardian will need to be sent with your student, emailed, or faxed to 281-897-4641 to excuse your student’s absence. We do not accept emails with a typed signature. The email must be signed and a copy of the guardian's passport or driver's license attached. Students who have 3 unexcused absences without notes will receive a Court Warning Letter by mail from the Truancy Officer.
If a student is absent and the Attendance Office has not been notified, the guardian will receive an automated phone call notification of the absence.
If your student needs early release, the guardian will need to provide a note with the student’s name (first & last), student ID number, time to be released, phone number, and the guardian’s signature. The student will need to bring the note to the attendance office, so we can provide them with an early release pass. Our office will call the guardian to confirm the student’s early release before the student will be allowed to leave campus. When we receive confirmation by phone, the student can sign out and meet their guardian out front or leave in their own vehicle. Students are not allowed to leave campus with just a phone call from a guardian. If the student forgets his/her note, the student may come by our office to pick up an early release pass. At that time, we will contact the guardian and the guardian can fax or email a note with a handwritten signature and a photocopy of the guardian’s driver’s license for the student to leave. Guardians picking up students after 2:30 p.m., will have to wait until the 2:40 dismissal bell. Students must always remember to sign back in with the attendance office when returning to school. If they do not sign back in, they will be marked absent for the rest of the day.
Classes begin at 7:15 a.m. Students arriving late (within the first 10 minutes of class) will go directly to their first period and teachers will mark them tardy. Students arriving after 7:25 must sign-in at the Attendance Office for an “Admit to Class Pass”, which becomes an absence. Without a parent or guardian note, they will incur an unexcused absence.
Deliveries to your student
Out of respect for the learning environment of teachers and students, we are unable to deliver anything except messages to your student’s classroom. Messages will only apply towards doctor appointments, legal documents, change of transportation, and medical situations with immediate family members. Please be sure your student has all he/she needs before he/she leaves for school. Any items brought to school must be left up front at the reception desk. Advise your student to check the reception desk between classes, if they leave any items at home. There will be emergency situations, and when those cases arise, we will be happy to work with you.
College Day Requests
Juniors & Seniors – It’s time to schedule a visit to a college of your choice.
Two college day visits are allowed for this school year.
- Parent & student signatures are required on the college request form.
- Signature of a college representative is required, along with a signed letter on school letterhead or college seal.
Final Exam Exemption Policy
Military Branch Visitation Request
- Students are allowed a total of four days after turning 17, during their enrollment in high school for activities related to pursuing enlistment in a branch of the U.S. Armed Services or Texas National Guard.
- Parent & student signatures are required on the military branch visitation request form.
Signature of the appropriate military representative is required along with a letter from the military branch.