As a public school in the State of Texas, Great Hearts Irving’s funding is directly tied to daily student attendance. Every day a student is absent at our “Official Attendance Taking Time” (9:05am for the Upper School, 9:25am for the Lower School) is a day we miss out on funding for that student.

All this is to say nothing of the extraordinary instruction our students miss out on when they are not present. Our curriculum is quite rigorous, and every day is important for our students’ academic progress. Thank you for your constant support of our school community.

We recognize that absences will undoubtedly happen. Children with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea should always be kept at home. Please consult our Health Policy for Students and Staff regarding specific guidelines related to Covid-19. Here are some simple ways you can help our school keep our Average Daily Attendance high and receive as much funding as possible:

  • Schedule all doctor appointments before or after Official Attendance Taking Time so that students can be counted present for the day.
  • Always bring a doctor’s note for medical appointments or absences. They can be brought to the front desk or emailed to us at attendance@greatheartsirving.org for the Lower School or us.attendance@greatheartsirving.org for the Upper School.
  • Keep students at home if they are contagious. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing drugs before returning to school.
  • Stay healthy! Prevent the spread of germs by reminding students to wash their hands frequently and cover their faces when they cough or sneeze.

See our Family Handbooks for details on all our attendance policies.