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For any attendance questions, please contact the appropriate attendance secretary.

Contact Person

Novella McGinnis
ADA Secretary

Nicole Wyatt
Attendance Data Clerk

Mona Lott
Attendance Secretary-Houses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Pamela Rasberry
Attendance Secretary-Houses 1, 2, 3, 4
Phone Number

832-484-4606


832-484-4759


832-484-4622


832-484-4621






Email Address

nmcginnis@kleinisd.net


nwyatt1@kleinisd.net


mlott@kleinisd.net


prasberry1@kleinisd.net

Fax Number
832-484-4533

Stay in School Program

Klein ISD has adopted the Stay In School Program offered through the Harris County District Attorney’s office. Through this program, the administration will be allowed to report those students who are truant or who have excessive absences. Please note the following policy will be strictly enforced. http://app.dao.hctx.net/CrimePrevention/StayInSchool.aspx


Any student who is absent for whole or part of the day will need to produce the following within 5 days of their absence(s):

  • Parent Note (which will be verified through our office)
  • Parent email (which will be verified through our office)
  • Original medical note (copies or altered notes will not be accepted)
  • Faxed notes must be sent from physician’s office
  • Court note
  • Official note for observance of approved religious holy days

Please note - Section 25 is a temporary absence (meaning the student attended school for part of the same day they had a doctor appointment). The student must return the doctor excuse to the Attendance Office immediately upon returning to school to receive the Section 25 coding for their absence. Section 25 does not count against exam exemptions. If the doctor excuse is not received immediately, the absence will be coded as a medical note and it will count against exam exemptions.

If a student does not produce one of the items listed above within the allotted times, they will have an absence that will at that time be changed to truancy or be added to their excessive absences. After having three truancies or undocumented absences within a four-week period the student will then be reported to the District Attorney’s office.

The following is a timeline of events after being reported to the District Attorney:

  • Warning Letter for 3 unexcused absences within 28 days
  • Truancy charges filed against child and parent(s) after 3 more unexcused absences
  • Pre-trial Diversion Agreement/Contract – 6 months
  • Disposition/Sanction Order
  • Contempt/Arrest
  • Juvenile probation for contempt if 16 or under/Harris County Jail if 17 or older
Please note: KISD now allows “College Visit Days” for Junior and Senior level students only. Students are allowed 2 college days per year of their junior and senior year. The student must return with an official note from the college visited. The note will allow an absence that does not count against Denial of Credit or exam exemption.College Verification Attendance Form

Klein ISD takes attendance very seriously, and we want to see your child succeed at Klein Forest. If you have any questions, or need additional information regarding the stay in School Program, please feel free to contact the attendance office or your assistant principal.
Parent Link Information

The Parent Link Automated Calling System will be in effect starting on August 27, 2013 and will continue throughout the school year. The system is programmed to initiate a phone call/email to the parent/guardian’s PRIMARY contact on file for any student that is absent without a parent or physician’s note during the school day. Calls will begin generating about 3:30 p.m. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the Attendance Office at Klein Forest by email or written note to excuse the day’s absence.

***If you feel your student was incorrectly marked absent in a class please contact the teacher and have them submit to the attendance office any necessary corrections.

REMINDER: Parent Link calls are initiated TO the primary call number and serve as a communication tool from the school to the parent/guardian. This Parent Link call does not excuse the absence or change the coding to an excused absence. The parent/guardian must contact the Attendance Office within 5 (five) school days either by email or written note to excuse the absence. After 5 (five) school days, the absence cannot be excused and the coding cannot be changed, per the Klein ISD High School Handbook.

NOTE: If you need to change or up-date your primary phone number during the course of the school year, please contact the Klein Forest Registrar.

Parent Link calls are initiated TO the primary call number and serve as a communication tool from the school to the parent/guardian. This Parent Link call does not excuse the absence or change the coding to an excused absence. The parent/guardian must contact the Attendance Office within 5 (five) school days either by email or written note to excuse the absence. After 5 (five) school days, the absence cannot be excused and the coding cannot be changed, per the Klein ISD High School Handbook.
Commonly Used Attendance Codes

P - Present
ST - Partial day missed due to Doctor visit, with Doctor note presented to Attendance IMMEDIATELY upon returning to campus, same as present
OC - Present on campus, but not in classroom
SA - School Activity, same as present
CA - Court Appearance, same as present
CV - College visit day - does not count against exemptions or loss of credit (juniors and seniors only)
CL - Present on campus, but in Clinic during class time
DT - Death in immediate family, up to three days per KISD Handbook - Absence does not count against exemptions or Loss of Credit
IS - Student is present in In-School-Suspension
RD - Religious Holiday, does not count towards exemptions or loss of credit
T - Tardy
PD - Post-district competition, same as present

A - Absent, no Medical note or Parent Contact (Unexcused)
PN - Excused absence by Parent Notification
MN - Excused absence with a Doctor's Notification
OS - Student has been given Out-Of-School Suspension - Absent
TR - Truant (Designated by Administrator