• Vines High School: Student Attendance Procedures 


    Hello Vines Parents and Students,

    My name is Amy Locke and I am the Attendance Clerk here at Vines HS.  The best way to reach me is by email.  See below for attendance and sign out policies and procedures.

    Amy Locke


    Attendance Procedures

    The school day begins at 9:00 am, and ends at 4:15 pm.  

    Upon returning to school following an absence the student should report to the attendance office.   They should bring a note from the doctor or parent/guardian giving the student’s name, ID #, date of absence, with a brief explanation of absence.  A physical note is accepted as well as an emailed copy.

    A student not in attendance will be classified under one of the two categories listed:

    Excused -- Any student may be excused for temporary absences resulting from personal illness, sickness or death in family, quarantine, or weather or road conditions making travel dangerous as determined by PISD administration.  Extenuating circumstances must be cleared by the principal.

    Unexcused – The following are examples of unexcused absences: running late, no ride to school, vacations, overslept, non-school sponsored athletic events/programs, or missing your bus.

    If a student fails to submit a parent note, the absence(s) will be considered unexcused.  The student will be allowed (3) school days to submit a note excusing the absence.  It is extremely important that this matter be taken care of promptly due to the states 90% attendance law and state truancy laws.

    Tardy - if a student is more than 10 minutes late to a class, the student will be marked as absent.


    Sign Out Procedures

    We have 2 ways you can sign your student in or out:

    Option 1: 
    Parents will need to email the attendance clerk Amy Locke, at amy.locke@pisd.edu from the email registered on parent portal. The email should be in this format: 
    (Student name and ID #) will be leaving school on (date) at (time) because (reason). 
    Full name of parent 
    (This will serve as your signature on the sign in/out sheet.)  

    Option 2: 
    Approved parents, guardians and/or siblings in parent portal can come into the school with a driver’s license and/or state ID.   Please allow 10-15 minutes for your student to meet you.

    Driving Students:
    If your student will be driving themselves to a doctor’s appointment or leaving school early for any reason, please send me an email to amy.locke@pisd.edu stating “I am giving my child permission to drive on (date) at (time) to (location).


    There will be no sign outs after 4:00 pm.



    Amy Locke

    Attendance Clerk