Attendance Secretary HMS


Hina Virani
[email protected]
817-305-4804
(817) 267-9929 (fax)

Heritage Middle School and Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is committed to providing our students with a quality education. To help us in that endeavor, we need a commitment from the students to be in attendance every day. When students are in class every day, doing each day's work, learning becomes much easier -- and the students become much more successful. Please login to Skyward Family Access OFTEN to view your student's attendance record.

ABSENCES:

If a student is absent from school, parents are asked to email or call Attendance each day of an absence at (817) 305-4804 to report the student’s name and reason for the absence (personal or illness).  Please do not leave attendance related voicemails on the main school phone number (817) 305-4790.  

I often receive several incoming calls simultaneously, so if you do not reach me, leave a detailed voicemail message at (817) 305-4804.  I will receive the voicemail and process it in a timely manner.  You can also email me at [email protected] to inform me of the absence and that email will be used as a parent note.

If I do not receive an email, a written parent note, a doctor’s note, a phone call, or a voicemail from the parent/ guardian, the absence will be marked as unexcused. Feel free to send these notes by the student or email me directly.

Please do not send or email doctor notes to teachers, as the note might not be forwarded to me.  If your student does not bring the doctor note to school, you may also email it to me or send it via fax (817) 267-9929.

CHECKING IN/LATE ARRIVAL:

Classroom instruction begins at 8:10.  Students are considered tardy if they are not in their classroom at 8:10.  Students arriving at 8:10 will need a Late/Tardy Slip from Attendance to go to class.  Students are considered unexcused if they arrive after 8:25 without a doctor/parent note explaining illness.  Lateness due to missing the bus, oversleeping, traffic, car trouble, weather related, travel, etc. are unexcused.

Parents do not need to accompany their student into the building if they have sent their student in with a doctor/parent note in hand, or have called Attendance to report the late arrival.

 

CHECKING OUT/LEAVING EARLY:

If you are picking up a student you  must be on the Skyward Family/Emergency List before signing out as a student.  Please have your driver’s license with you upon coming to campus.  Please allow plenty of time as students in Athletics or lunch may require longer to come to the office.  You can email me earlier to inform me of an early check out and I can have the student in the office ready. 

Please re-visit the attendance page often to check for any updates or changes.

Thank you.